Hemp Industry Association of Florida Begins Statewide Road Tour

Dan Florida, Hemp, Sticky

Times are very busy in hemp industry circles these days, particularly in Florida where companies and investor groups are positioning themselves for what many see as a viable new agricultural crop alternative for Florida farmers. We finally caught up with a very busy David Hasenauer in recent days. Hasenauer is president of the new Hemp Industries Association of Florida (HIAF), …


NMPF Urges Farmers to Sign Up for DMC

Dan Dairy, Economy, Industry News Release

ARLINGTON, VA (NMPF) – With one month left until the 2019 sign-up for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program closes, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) urged all dairy farmers to enroll in the program, which guarantees a payout for cash-strapped producers in 2019. The DMC, a retooling of dairy programs included in the 2018 farm bill, is guaranteed to …


USDA to Measure Small Grain Production

Dan Industry News Release, USDA-NASS, Wheat

ATHENS, GA (USDA/NASS) – During the first two weeks of September, growers of small grains around the country will receive survey forms from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The agency is taking a comprehensive look into the 2019 production and supply of small grains, which include wheat, oats, and rye. “The small grains industry is …


DeSantis: Keep Up ‘Momentum’ on Water Issues

Dan Environment, Florida, Industry News Release, Lake Okeechobee, Water

TALLAHASSEE, FL (NSF) — During an appearance in Bonita Springs Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis encouraged advocates for clean water to keep pressing lawmakers to pass conservation measures in the upcoming 2020 legislative session. DeSantis, proudly noting that legislators this year exceeded his environmental funding request of $625 million by $55 million, said local voices are needed to maintain the “momentum” …


Analyzing Genomes to Improve Disease Control in Poultry

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry, Research

(USDA/ARS) — Marek’s disease—a highly contagious viral disease caused by a herpesvirus—is a constant threat to poultry worldwide. It is also one of the most preventable diseases with vaccination. However, while vaccines prevent poultry from becoming sick with symptoms of the virus, they do not prevent virus spread and mutation—considered the main reason for increased virus virulence, or severity, in …


NW Florida Cattle Producers Learn about JFCA

Dan Cattle, Florida

The Northwest Florida Cattlemen’s Association held their summer meeting Tuesday night in Jay, Florida, and one of the guest speakers was Dusty Holley, director of field services for the Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA). While he discussed various issues, he told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman his main message was to promote the Junior Florida Cattlemen’s Association (JFCA).