Lack of Rainfall Impacting Florida Agriculture

Clint Thompson Drought, Florida, Weather

By Clint Thompson Lack of rainfall in March in Florida could have major implications for Florida agriculture. David Zierden, a state climatologist at Florida State University’s Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, said most of the state is currently experiencing conditions that are drier than normal. “With these very warm temperatures we’ve seen in the month of March and only fractions …


Agri-Pulse Poll Shows Strong Support for Trump in Farm Country

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

(Agri Pulse) — Farmers and ranchers’ support for President Donald Trump has grown despite sluggish exports and their own worries about their financial condition as the economic slowdown triggered by the COVID-19 has developed, according to the latest Agri-Pulse poll of U.S. farmers and ranchers.  Some 72% of producers nationwide who were surveyed from Feb. 19 through March 13 said they were …


United Fresh Urges Congress to Take Immediate Action

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — Produce suppliers are looking for federal assistance, as many industry sectors seek relief from the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. The United Fresh Produce Association, representing the fresh produce supply chain, has requested urgent action by Congress to mitigate the challenges facing the sectors that have been impacted most severely. The immediate impact felt by the fresh produce …

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Cover Crops Helped Alabama Growers During Rainy Winter

Clint Thompson Alabama, Environment, Weather

By Clint Thompson Alabama farmers who utilized cover crops this winter protected their soil during times of excessive rainfall, according to Audrey Gamble, an assistant professor and Extension specialist at Auburn University. “I think it’s very obvious to see that we’ve had record rainfalls across the state, and that in fields where we had cover crops, it helped with preventing …


U.S. Seed Companies Remain Committed to Meeting Farmer, Consumer Demand

Dan Industry News Release, Seeds

(ASTA) — The following is a statement from American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) President & CEO Andrew LaVigne:  “The U.S. seed industry stands with the entire agriculture and food value chain in its commitment to ensuring America’s families have ongoing access to a healthy, safe and affordable food supply as we continue to deal with the impacts of COVID-19.  “The …


Many Helping to Get Safe Food to Americans

Dan General

While many Americans are being asked to shelter at home during this time, USDA wants to remind folks not to forget about the workers who are still out there making sure we all have access to food. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says not only are USDA inspectors making sure the food supply is safe, he sends special appreciation to all …