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Harold Browning, Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) chief operations officer, reports that a business manager has been hired for the foundation. In addition, plans are underway to add a contracted full-time, Florida-based project manager to oversee antimicrobial strategies and opportunities.
According to The National Journal, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy feels her efforts to meet with farmers and ranchers and policymakers on the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule has been worth it.
The annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference took place this past weekend in Panama City, Florida, and Tyron Spearman could be found in his apron fixing grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. But he also took time out to attend the various sessions where a variety of topics were discussed, including peanut markets.
From the Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference:
Gainesville, Fla. – The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Florida A&M University’s Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Focus Team are pleased to announce the three winners of the Innovative Farmer Award for this year’s conference.
The Innovative Farmer Award recognizes farmers and ranchers who are innovative leaders and excel in making their farming systems more profitable over the long term, using farming practices that Read the rest of this entry »
One topic during last week’s Southern Peanut Growers Conference in Panama City was China. Jeff Johnson with Birdsong Peanut Company, one of the speakers at this year’s event, talked about the issues with this country concerning peanuts and Cindy Zimmerman caught up with him afterwards.
During last week’s event recognizing the 5th anniversary of the Longleaf Restoration Initiative, some were asking what it would take to get more landowners across the Southeast involved in planting longleaf pines.
Considering reports of Post-bloom Fruit Drop (PFD) during this year’s bloom season, citrus extension agents are urging growers statewide to complete an online PFD survey. Read the rest of this news post for the direct link to the survey, which only takes moments to complete online. Complete the Survey.
Various meetings will take place again today with a fun event planned tonight for the Saturday evening meal. Then a special event will be held tomorrow morning for GCA Executive Vice President Josh White who will be leaving the association in a couple of weeks. To learn more go to www.gabeef.org.
White House and USDA to Honor “Champions of Change” for Agriculture:
On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 at 10:00 AM ET, the White House and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will honor 15 local “Champions of Change,” leaders from across the country who are doing extraordinary things to build the bench for the next generation of farming and ranching. These champions are leading in their industries and communities, inspiring others who want to find careers and a life on the land, and providing food, fiber, fuel, and flora around the world.
The program will feature USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden, who will discuss efforts to ensure that beginning farmers and the growing ranks of agriculture – women, young people, immigrants, socially disadvantaged producers, returning veterans and retirees – have access to the programs and support they need. The event will include a discussion about how to continue growing and supporting the next generation of America’s farmers and ranchers. Read the rest of this entry »
The 4th annual Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Summer Conference officially kicked off today in the North Georgia Mountains. Cattlemen and women from across the state got together this morning for the opening session at Unicoi State Park in Helen, Georgia.
The guest speaker for the opening session was Cattlemen’s Beef Board Chair Kim Brackett, from Buhl, Idaho. I caught up with her to talk about some of the points she discussed this morning.
A story from the University of Florida notes a new potato variety grown for use as a chip should be more marketable because it averts a process that causes the crop to brown, and may be less oily than current tubers.
Various fruits and nuts are grown all across the country with many of them right here in the Southeast. Today Rod Bain has some of the fun facts from the recent Census of Agriculture pertaining to fruit and nut production here in the U.S.