Grapefruit Increase by 2 Million

Dan Citrus

Bill Curtis explains what caused the first increase in grapefruit since the Citrus Crop Forecast was released in October.   Report (1:00 wma) Sponsoring this report: AND USDA NASS

IFAS Pushes for Research Funding

Dan Citrus

In this report Dr. Harold Browning, UF/IFAS, explains some of the funding requests that they are working on with the state to continue work with citrus canker and greening.  Report (1:00 wma)

Wild Chocolates

Randall Weiseman General

Belgium is famous for its chocolates, but when the locals want a treat they go for imported chocolate – from Georgia. Check out the very cool and very wild chocolates from Graffiti Zoo of Conyers on-line. Report (1:00 wma)

Pelosi Promises Disaster Aid

Randall Weiseman General

Nearly four-billion dollars for agriculture disaster assistance will be included in the supplemental spending bill from Congress. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi drew a standing ovation from members of the National Farmers Union meeting in Orlando last week when she announced that Congress would push for the disaster aid. Report (1:30 wma)

Bush Meets with Brazilian President

Randall Weiseman General

President Bush and Brazilian President Lula da Silva met last week and agreed to work together on promotion of biofuels and getting world trade talks back on track. Report (1:30 wma)

New Century Pioneer Farm Families Named

Randall Weiseman Florida, General

Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson has announced that the Dwight W. Wilson property in Polk County and Adams Farms, Inc., in Walton County have qualified as Century Pioneer Family Farms. Recognition in this program means the families have maintained continuous ownership of the property for at least 100 years. The Wilson property is currently growing citrus, …

FL Commissioner’s Spotlight

Randall Weiseman FL Commissioner Report, Florida, General

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson talks about the “Fresh from Florida” Grand-Am race team and car, and the “Fresh from Florida” sponsorships of the Rolex Twenty-four Hours of Daytona, and the Twelve Hours of Sebring races. This link provides additional information, including race schedule and photos, about the 2007 Grand-Am KONI Challenge Series: http://www.florida-agriculture.com/news/12-14-06.htm This link provides additional details about …