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Children to Learn About Agriculture at UF/IFAS Citrus Youth Day

Dan Ag "Outdoors", Citrus, Education, Florida, Research

Children from across Florida will get a chance to learn about one of the major Florida agriculture industries at the second annual Citrus Youth Day. They might even get so inspired that they attend the University of Florida and pursue a career in agriculture, organizers say. Some 66 youth are scheduled to attend the event June 28 at the University …

Ag in Review for the Week Ending January 27, 2017

Randall Weiseman Ag "Outdoors", Alabama, Cattle, Field Crops, Florida, General, Georgia, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Peanuts, Podcast, Specialty Crops, Vegetables, Weather

In our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending January 27, we discuss the fact many folks are in Orlando this weekend for the American Seed Trade Association’s (ASTA) 56th Vegetable and Flower Seed Conference, talk about the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show coming up in Nashville, Tennessee, that Peanut Proud is …

Ag in Review for the Week Ending December 16, 2016

Randall Weiseman Ag "Outdoors", Alabama, Cattle, Environment, Field Crops, Florida, General, Georgia, Livestock, Peanuts, Podcast, Pork, Poultry

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we look at why many agriculture groups are concerned with USDA’s proposed changes to the GIPSA final interim rule, talk about an event held in Atlanta this past week to highlight the power of partner-driven conservation on private working lands, have information about the importance of agriculture, nature-made Christmas …

New Conservation Opportunities to Improve Water Quality and Restore Wildlife Habitat

Randall Weiseman Ag "Outdoors", Alabama, Environment, Florida, General, Georgia

Last week the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced they will offer farmers and ranchers more opportunities to participate in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). This includes new CRP practices to protect water quality and adds an additional 1.1 million acres targeted to benefit wildlife, pollinators and wetlands. The new conservation