From the University of Florida/IFAS:
By: Samantha Grenrock
WASHINTON, D.C. – The University of Florida and 12 other prominent research institutions in the United States joined the SoAR Foundation today in calling for a surge in federal support of food and agricultural science. “Retaking the Field,” the report released by this coalition, highlights recent scientific innovations and illustrates how U.S. agricultural production is losing ground to China and other global competitors. Read the rest of this entry »
The Florida Beef Council recently learned more about a project through the University of Florida/IFAS which is designed to see how genetic markers can be used to increase the accuracy of predicting beef tenderness. All thanks to the Beef Checkoff.
The 2016 Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show officially kicks off today at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. The opening general session will be at 1:00 today with the big trade show opening at 4:00 this evening. Read the rest of this entry »
The Farm Credit Administration says the number of loans made to beginning producers increased by Read the rest of this entry »
Milk prices celebrated June Dairy Month last week by enjoying a higher price trend. Brian Doherty of Stewart Peterson says the higher milk prices could be in part due to fund money looking for a new investment spot.
According to the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Report from USDA, the Livestock, Poultry and Dairy section indicates the forecast for total red meat and poultry production in 2016 and 2017 is lowered from last month, largely as higher feed prices dampen the rate of production growth. Read the rest of this entry »
The 2016 Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show officially kicks off tomorrow at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. And the Association invites ranchers from across the state to not only take part in the convention, but also become a part of the association.
This will be a busy week in the state of Florida, as both the Florida FFA Association and the Florida Cattlemen’s Association will be holding their own annual conventions. The Florida FFA Association State Convention and Expo starts today and runs through Friday at the Caribe Royale in Orlando. The Florida Cattlemen’s Convention & Trade Show starts Tuesday and runs through Thursday at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. We will have more from both events throughout the week.
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we talk about cost-share assistance payments coming to cotton producers, how wild pigs have become an issue in many states, acreage reporting, Quiviut Read the rest of this entry »