The beef cow herd and beef production continues to increase. Ag Web Dot Com said with three-quarters of 2016 done, beef production is up five percent over last year, and will continue to post monthly gains for the rest of this year and into 2017.
The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama, promotes coordination between NRCS and its partners to deliver conservation assistance to producers and landowners. NRCS provides assistance to producers through partnership agreements and through program contracts or easement agreements. Steve Musser, assistant state conservationist for programs with Alabama NRCS, encourages folks to learn more about RCPP.
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida wants to remind landowners that the signup for 2017 funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) continues. But Darryl Williams, district conservationist in the Okaloosa County NRCS office, says the deadline is October 21st for those who are eligible.
THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, September 14, 2016………. Siding with the Department of Environmental Protection on procedural grounds, an administrative law judge has rejected a series of challenges to controversial new state water-quality standards.
Judge Bram D.E. Canter on Tuesday issued an 11-page ruling that dismissed the challenges filed last month by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Read the rest of this entry »
Today, the House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 470, the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Land Adjustment Act; H.R. 5883, legislation to amend the Packers and Stockyards Act; and H.R. 845, the National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act.
“Thank you to my colleagues for advancing these three bipartisan bills. These individual pieces of legislation help prioritize federal forest land ownership, ensure that our nation’s laws reflect technological changes in our livestock markets, and allow volunteers to help maintain Forest Service trails.”
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences tackled many issues, including battling citrus greening, developing improved turfgrass and crops as well as combatting agricultural pests with a record $140 million in the 2015-2016 fiscal year, an 11 percent increase over the previous year. Read the rest of this entry »
Due to concerns about the possible re-introduction of foot and mouth disease, many in the cattle industry are very concerned with the U.S. importing beef from Brazil. Back in early August, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that the U.S. will resume importing fresh, frozen or chilled, beef products from Brazil. Gary Crawford reports that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack had a response this week to those concerns.
We’ve heard time and time again how the average age of the U.S. farmer is getting older and older. And because of that, one man says succession planning for farmers is extremely important. Southeast AgNet’s Ernie Neff talked with Michael Loney, a regional director for John Hancock Life Insurance Company, about this and other issues of importance for farmers looking at retirement.
Beef Checkoff dollars help Florida Cattlewomen promote beef in various ways each year. And Ashley Hughes with the Florida Beef Council has information about a brand new, month-long program that will be hosted by the Florida Cattlewomen called, “Train Like a Cattlewoman”.
The October issue of Citrus Industry magazine is coming soon to your mailbox or in box! Many readers will recognize the subject of this issue’s cover story. Allen Morris has played several roles in Florida’s citrus industry during the past three decades. You may know Morris as an economist, business consultant, marketer or author. He […]
Citrus growers sometimes ask University of Florida entomologist Phil Stansly why they should continue to spray for HLB-spreading psyllids when trees are already infected with the disease. Stansly answered that question at Citrus Expo in August. “There are two issues with HLB,” Stansly says in this interview with Tacy Callies summarizing his Expo presentation. “One […]