FL Young Farmers Honored

Cindy Florida

Florida Farm Bureau recognized outstanding young farmers and ranchers in the state last week during the 66th annual meeting. Chris and Kelly Lyons of Lafayette County were named as Florida Farm Bureau’s Outstanding Young Farmer and Rancher of the year and were awarded new Dodge Ram Quad Cab truck, courtesy of Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company. Charlie and Kelli …

Apple Time

Cindy Specialty Crops

Autumn is traditionally time for apples but today’s apple varieties are more than just Delicious. Report (1:00 mp3) There is also a trend toward heirloom apples, bringing back some of the regional varieties that Grandma used to grow. Report (1:00 mp3)

Bronson Concerned About Water

Cindy Florida

Dry weather and water supplies were a topic of conversation for Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson this week at the West Florida Research and Education anniversary event and at Florida Farm Bureau’s annual meeting. Report (1:00 mp3)

FL Commissioner’s Spotlight

Cindy FL Commissioner Report, Florida

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson talks about the 2007 Agricultural Environmental Awards. More information about the awards and the winners can be found on the web at: http://www.florida-agriculture.com/news/10-04-07.htm Report (1:00 mp3)

AL Livestock Market Report

Randall Alabama, Cattle

Dyan Kennedy with the Alabama Department of Agriculture runs down this week’s cattle market numbers from across the state.  Report (:50 mp3)

Peanut Forecast Sees Slight Rise

Randall Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Peanuts

According to this mornings report from USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service, the forecast for this year’s peanut crop is back up a little bit. Tyron Spearman runs through the numbers.  Report (1:00 mp3) USDA NASS