New Name for Foundation

Cindy Florida, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Research & Education Foundation has been renamed the Florida Specialty Crop Foundation, Executive Director Mike Carlton announced today. The name change is part of a reorganization that began when Carlton was named as the foundation’s first full-time executive director in January. “Our mission is to be the leading organization for specialty crop research, education and …

AL Cattlemen Heading to Washington

Randall Alabama, Cattle

There are a couple of issues affecting cattle producers and others in Alabama agriculture that will be discussed when a group heads to our nation’s capitol this week.  Report (1:50 mp3)

Ag Secretary Concerned About Farm Bill

Randall General

There are some things being said in Washington that concerns our Agriculture Secretary about certain aspects in working up the new Farm Bill.  Report (1:00 mp3)

DPI Working to Educate Growers

Katherine Citrus

Richard Gaskalla, Division of Plant Industry for the Florida Department of Agriculture, talks in this report about what the DPI has planned to educate growers on the new Production Compliance Agreements. Report (1:45 mp3)

FSA Nominations Needed

Cindy General

Farmer and rancher candidate nominations are now being accepted for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees. The nomination period continues through Aug. 1, 2007. Elections take place this fall. In addition nominations are now being accepted for individuals to serve on the Farm Service Agency’s Advisory Committee for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers. Nominations are being accepted through July 16th. …

Cotton Commission Budget

Cindy Cotton, Georgia

The Georgia Cotton Commission recently considered next year’s budget, according to executive director Richey Seaton, who says they have some new events planned. Report (1:00 mp3)

Johanns on Immigration

Cindy General, Specialty Crops

US Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns talks about the importance of immigration reform to agriculture and his concerns about the end of debate on the Senate bill. Report (1:30 mp3)