The University of Florida /IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences has seen enrollment numbers surge to a record level this fall. This enrollment surge really pleases UF Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Dr. Jack Payne.
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we talk about mandatory livestock price reporting, how a recent trial concerning peanuts helped remind of us the good things that came from it, the growth of a vegetable-seed company, and issues that continue to affect the citrus industry.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Research funding for the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences hit an all-time high in Fiscal Year 2015, at almost $125.82 million, according to figures released this month by the UF Office of Research.
The UF/IFAS total, representing funds from grant awards, contracted research, donations and other sources, exceeds last year’s Read the rest of this entry »
THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, September 25, 2015………. Gov. Rick Scott and members of the Florida Cabinet will be asked Tuesday to spend more than $7.8 million to conserve land that will remain active for ranching in Central and Southwest Florida.
The state has targeted a deal for 1,286 acres of a 1,372-acre tract in Seminole County known as the Kilbee Ranch, with a price Read the rest of this entry »
Florida farmers and ranchers are being reminded they can apply until December 18, 2015, for financial and technical assistance from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) programs for fiscal year 2016 funding. This includes the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, something one rancher says his operation has benefited from through various projects.
While the U.S. Senate did reauthorize Mandatory Livestock Price Reporting this week, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall says they left a critical provision out.
It was announced this week that Ben Malone will begin serving as state conservationist for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama on October 5. And Malone said he looks forward to working with the great folks in the state of Alabama.