USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida encourages producers to learn more about the Conservation Stewardship Program. Participants in the program take additional steps to improve resource conditions including soil quality, water quality, water quantity, air quality, and habitat quality, and even energy. One Florida farmer is pleased that he signed up for CSP.
From the Florida Division of Emergency Management:
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Ten years ago today, Hurricane Charley made landfall near Port Charlotte in Southwest Florida as a Category 4 storm, making it the strongest storm since Hurricane Andrew to impact Florida. On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Charley, Florida’s residents and visitors are reminded to have a family emergency plan and a disaster supply kit. It only takes one storm to significantly impact your family, business, and community.
“Hurricane Charley was the first of four hurricanes to impact Florida during the 2004 season. Florida’s State Emergency Response Team worked together to provide support during the response and recovery of the storm,” said FDEM Director Bryan W. Koon. “The 2004 hurricane season produced some of the Read the rest of this entry »
The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association held its fall quarterly meeting Tuesday in Auburn, as board members enjoyed a change in location from the ACA building in Montgomery. The meeting itself took place in the Veterinary Education Center. Read the rest of this entry »
In this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, did you know a recent study shows that each dollar invested in the Beef Checkoff Program returned over $11.00 to the beef industry? Dr. Harry Kaiser of Cornell University says beef producers and importers are getting a tremendous rate of return on their investment.
From the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries:
Montgomery, AL – The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries in cooperation with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, are conducting two agricultural pesticide collection days, one to be held Wednesday, September 3rd in Baldwin County and another on Thursday, September 4th in Henry County.
The ADAI Clean Sweep Program allows farmers, pesticide applicators, pesticide dealers, pest control operators, and nurseryman, at no cost, to bring up to Read the rest of this entry »
We told you last week the Florida Beef Council received two grants from the Federation of State Beef Councils. And Ashley Hughes says they are thankful to get those to use for a couple of promotions in the state.
Despite concerns by some, the nation’s dairy producers will have the information they need to decide about the new Margin Protection Program and they will have it in time to make decisions about it. With more on that, here’s Gary Crawford.
Cargill said fourth-quarter earnings fell 12 percent from a year ago but profit rose significantly in its animal protein segment. Specifically their beef business led animal nutrition and protein divisions with a strong performance.
This is recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast featuring reports about the 6-month mark of the new Farm Bill, about the new Cotton Transition Assistance Program which starts Monday, how the peanut crop looks right now in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, and about a new burger made from both beef and chicken.
Here’s a reminder for dairy producers that coming up August 19 from 4pm-8pm and August 20 from 10am-2pm, the South Georgia/North Florida English/Spanish Dairy Milkers’ Workshop will be held. It all starts at the Brooks County Ag Center in Quitman, GA and concluded at Brooksco Dairy in Quitman. The workshop will Read the rest of this entry »
(Gainesville, FL), Aug. 07, 2014 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Florida Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Rick Dantzler, today announced that farmers and ranchers still have time to apply for low interest 2014 loans available through FSA’s direct farm ownership program. The deadline to submit applications is Sept. 30, 2014.
Eligible producers can borrow up to $300,000 in direct farm ownership loans to buy or enlarge a farm, construct new farm buildings or Read the rest of this entry »
In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, did you know there are various social media efforts to help consumers better understand the beef industry? Emilia Dover from Chatsworth, Georgia knows the importance of getting the beef message out to consumers and feels the social media aspect is a great way of doing just that.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Escambia, Jackson and Santa Rosa counties in Florida as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain that occurred from April 4, 2014, through May 2, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »