Dundee Citrus Growers Meet This Week

Katherine Citrus

The Dundee Citrus Growers Association held thier annual meeting this week. Ernie Neff, editor of Citrus Industry Magazine, brings us this report. Report (1:20 wma)

Citrus Commissioners Vote on Dues Collection Issue

Gary Citrus

Florida Citrus Commissioners voted this week to pursue a rule requiring citrus processors and packers to collect dues for membership organizations like Florida Citrus Mutual. Mutual leaders say the rule would be a convenience for growers who want to belong to Mutual. Processors say they think the move is unconstitutional. In this report, Southeast AgNet’s Gary Cooper talks to both …

What To Do With The Peanuts

Randall Peanuts

There are lots of questions right now as to what many growers are going to do with their peanuts. Tyron Spearman has this Report  (1:20 wma)

U S Ag Secretary: Citrus Nurseries ‘covered’ in Canker Payout

Dan Citrus

During his recent trip to Florida to announce the final U S D A compensation payments to Florida citrus growers for the canker eradication effort ended in January, Southeast AgNet’s Gary Cooper ask the Secretary about compensation for citrus nursery operators also wiped out in the effort.  Report (1:00 wma)

Curbing Greening Spread thru Psyllid Control

Dan Citrus

UF/CREC’s Dr Ron Brlansky discusses the importance of controlling citrus psyllid to help prevent the spread of citrus greening, and says cooler temperatures mean growers should be thinking about psyllid control strategies.  Report (2:00 wma)

Beef Checkoff Celebrates 20 Years

Cindy Beef

The National Beef Check off, which brought you “Beef – it’s what’s for Dinner,” is celebrating 20 years of nutrition education and research. Report (1:00 wma)

FFA Convention Includes Community Service

Cindy General

Blue Jackets Gold Standards is the theme of the National FFA Convention being held this week for the first time in Indianapolis. FFA Executive Director Bill Stagg says they are doing something new this year. Report (1:00 wma)