FL Farm Bureau Supports Strong Citrus Research Funding

Gary Cooper Citrus, Florida

Speaking to Southeast AgNet during Farm Bureau Day activities in Tallahassee this week, Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick says Farm Bureau supports efforts of hte citrus industry to secure strong funding for citrus research this year, even in light of the tight money situation state lawmakers are facing this year. Report (1:00 wma)

Farm Bureau Day in Tallahassee Draws Large Crowd

Gary Cooper Citrus, Florida, General

Among the issues Florida farmers and ranchers are concerned about this year are Greenbelt Tax status protection, and for citrus growers, money to do critical research needed on greening and canker diseases. In this report, Florida Farm Bureau’s Assistant Director of Ag Policy Adam Basford comments on citrus research funding issues and about how farmers who can’t come to Tallahassee …

More Matters so EAT Healthy

Randall Weiseman Specialty Crops, Vegetables

To encourage Americans to eat more fruits and vegetables, the Produce for Better Health Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and USDA have unveiled a new public health initiative, Fruits & Veggies – More Matters. Also this week, a bi-partisan group of congressmen introduced the EAT Healthy America Act. Report (2:00 wma)

O J in Sebring Race Winner’s Circle

Gary Cooper Citrus, Florida, General

The Twelve Hours of Sebring race has been going on in the midst of Florida citrus country for many years. In this brief report, according to a release from Florida Ag Commissioner Charlie Bronson, Orange Juice is a part of the winner’s circle celebration at the Sebring race this year. Report (:40 wma)

Cotton Inc Production Software

Randall Weiseman Cotton

Cotton Incorporated is helping cotton growers be more profitable with a newly fine tuned soft ware package that can help them determine their cost of production and become better marketers. More information can be found on cottoninc.com. Report (1:00 wma)