FL Legislative Session Begins-FL Farm Bureau Ag Watch

Gary Florida, General

Here is the first AgWatch memo from Florida Farm Bureau’s legislative team in Tallahassee. FFBF Ag Watch (pdf file). It reviews the goings on in the state Legislature as of the end of this first week of the 2007 Session. We’ll try to get these posted as soon as we receive them each week during the Session, and be sure …

Updated Citrus Crop Forecast Numbers

Katherine Citrus, Florida

The March update of the Citrus Crop Forecast was released this morning at 8:30 a.m. indicating that all orange production is down and the FCOJ yield for the 2006-07 season is up from February. The report also reflects adjustments in California crop numbers after recent freezes hammered some groves and left others with less damage. Sponsoring these news reports: AND …

Higher Beef & Cattle Prices

Randall Beef, Cattle

Thursday was another good day when it came to not only beef and fed cattle prices, but also to cattle futures prices.  Report (1:00 wma) 

Popular Peanuts

Cindy Peanuts

Despite publicity surrounding peanut allergies, people continue to eat more and more of those goober peas. Report (1:00 wma)

Nursery Survey

Cindy Alabama, General

The Alabama office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service is in the middle of a special survey on nursery production, according to director Herb Vanderberry. Report (1:00 wma) USDA NASS

Prospective Plantings Survey

Cindy General, Georgia

This year’s prospective plantings report due out March 30 is much anticipated. Doug Kleweno, director of the Georgia NASS office, says they are collecting the data for that report right now. Report (1:00 wma) USDA NASS

Good First Week of Session

Cindy Florida, General

The first week of the 2007 Florida Legislative session was a good one for agriculture according to Ben Parks with Florida Farm Bureau. Report (1:30 wma)