The Indian River citrus region’s Buddy Johnson was inducted into the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame Friday. Also inducted were the late Nick Faryna and the late John Updike Sr.
Tyron Spearman has a reminder for farmers about some important deadlines coming up this month.
More information can be found on the Georgia Agribusiness Council website.
In reaction to a new report released Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration, the National Milk Producers Federation said it underscores the safety of the nation’s milk supply, and demonstrates that the regulations to keep drug residues out of milk are effective in protecting the public health.
Everett Griner talks about avocados attracting attention in today’s Agri View.
FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA
By JIM TURNER
THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, March 5, 2015………. A plan that would make changes to the management of the state’s natural springs and address drinking-water issues across Central Florida and the flow of pollution in and out of Lake Okeechobee was approved Thursday by the House on the third day of the legislative session.
The proposal (HB 7003), which has backing from the state’s agriculture industry and influential business groups, must still Read the rest of this entry »
From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today released the following statement in regards to the House of Representative’s passage of a comprehensive water policy bill, House Bill 7003.
“Florida’s most unifying feature is our water, and the House of Representatives has shown great leadership in passing a bill that will provide a comprehensive, long-term and flexible approach to protecting the Read the rest of this entry »
Last year, we saw our food prices rise – in This Land of Ours – by about 2-percent overall. Will we pay more at the Grocery Store this year? Cathy Isom checks with an analyst to find out the answer.
In our weekly BQA Quality Report, brought to you by your state and national checkoff funded Beef Quality Assurance programs, University of Georgia’s Jason Duggin knows a big reason for producers to become BQA certified is consumer confidence.
Get to know your BQA program by visiting BQA.org
According to California Citrus Mutual, public awareness could be key in fighting a plant disease that attacks citrus trees. So they will partner with Bayer CropScience on a campaign aimed at reaching homeowners with backyard citrus trees. Growers in California say in order to Read the rest of this entry »
Today’s issue of Citrus Industry This Week includes updates on research projects involving the creation of psyllids that don’t spread HLB and high-density citrus plantings grown in screenhouses. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe free and view the current issue. Click here to subscribe to the monthly Citrus Industry magazine.
While some farmers are still considering what crops to plant on certain acreage, Gary Crawford reports that according to new USDA projections, U.S. corn acreage, prices and production may not change much over the next ten years.
Everett Griner talks about the beef industry still changing in today’s Agri View.
FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA
By JIM TURNER
THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, March 4, 2015……….The House is set Thursday to approve a measure that would alter water policies across the state, implementing changes that have been backed by business groups and drawn the ire of environmentalists.
House members Wednesday reviewed the wide-ranging measure (HB 7003), which was rushed through the committee Read the rest of this entry »
Cathy Isom checks out how fun technology is helping change bad eating habits.
From The National Chicken Council:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 4, 2015 – McDonald’s USA today announced new menu sourcing initiatives including only sourcing chicken raised without antibiotics that are important to human medicine.
The National Chicken Council released the following statement, attributable to Ashley Peterson, Ph.D., National Chicken Council vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs: Read the rest of this entry »
The 12th annual FFA Beast Feast & Auction is scheduled for Saturday, March 21st at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center. We are expecting to have 400-500 guests in attendance.
It takes a lot of work and volunteers to make it a successful event and FFA Foundation planners seek help from those willing and able to get involved.
The one thing that makes this event unique is the food. FFA chapters and their alumni set up specialty food booths serving a variety of wild game and specialty foods. There is also a raffle for a shotgun and a rifle.