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

Florida Part of Two-Year Strategy to Help Gopher Tortoise

Randall Weiseman Ag "Outdoors", Client Features, Environment, Florida, Forestry, General, USDA-NRCS

As a part of an ongoing effort to help the gopher tortoise rebound, USDA recently released a new two-year implementation strategy to help restore, enhance and protect longleaf pine forests not only in Florida, but across the Southeast. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida is working with private landowners to conserve these historically important forests. Download Audio

China-Bahamas Fishing Talks Alarm Florida Officials

Randall Weiseman Ag "Outdoors", Aquaculture, Florida, General, Industry News Release

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA By JIM TURNER THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, November 16, 2016………. Florida wildlife officials expressed concern Wednesday that the government of the Bahamas is in talks with China to split fishing rights in waters east of Florida. State Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Executive Director Nick Wiley said the potential deal, as reported, could impact

Commissioner Putnam Celebrates Florida vs. Florida State Rivalry in “Fresh From Florida Sunshine Showdown”

Randall Weiseman Ag "Outdoors", Florida, Fruits, General, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–Two of Florida’s biggest rivals, the Florida State Seminoles and the Florida Gators, are competing on and off the field to highlight Florida’s farmers, ranchers and fishermen. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today announced that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is the official sponsor of …

Historic Babcock Ranch Preserve in Operation and Open to Public

Randall Weiseman Ag "Outdoors", Cattle, Environment, Florida, General, Industry News Release, Livestock

From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: TALLAHASSEE, Fla.– Babcock Ranch Preserve in Charlotte County begins a new chapter in its rich history as it becomes the largest state-owned working cattle ranch to be managed by a private cattle company while expanding public recreational opportunities, including: hiking, biking, horseback riding and ranch tours. When Babcock Ranch was purchased …

NRCS Announces CSP Sign-up Is Underway

Randall Weiseman Ag "Outdoors", Alabama, Cattle, Citrus, Client Features, Environment, Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, General, Georgia, Industry News Release, Livestock, Specialty Crops, USDA-NRCS

USDA has announced that agricultural producers can sign up for funding now until Feb. 3 through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). NRCS associate chief for conservation, Leonard Jordan, says funds are now available for landowners. Download Audio

Ag in Review for the Week Ending November 11, 2016

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

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, the National Association of Farm Broadcasters held their annual meeting this week in Kansas City, Missouri, and one of the main topics was how will agriculture fare with a new administration taking over in January. We also talk about a first of its kind program for Veterans looking for …