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Downstream Dilemma

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Everett Griner talks about what is put in the soil eventually ends up downstream in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.

Protect the Future of Florida’s Food and Water

Cows grazing on farm Florida’s ranchlands are vital to the state’s environment and its food and water supply. These lands are quickly dwindling due to the high demand of residential and commercial production. If these lands continue to decrease, Florida’s natural resources will deeply suffer.
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Funding Needed to Preserve and Protect Florida Ag

By: Abbey Taylordeseret1

Florida cattle farmers and the Florida Conservation Group are advocating for more funding of the Rural and Family Lands Protection Program (RFLPP) and the Florida Forever program. RFLPP is an Agricultural Conservation Easement Program. Its mission is the protection of agricultural lands. Florida Forever is a conservation lands program that provides conservation easements in order to protect natural resource areas and water resources in Florida. These programs are vital to the health and preservation of Florida’s landscape, as well as the protection of Florida’s water quality and supply to urban areas.

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Trump Ends WOTUS, Ag Supports Move

New ditch in farmland.
As expected, President Donald Trump issued an executive order to repeal the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. Agriculture groups around the nation support the move. Read the rest of this entry »

Nominations for Florida Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award Are Due

fdacs-sealThose interested in making a nomination for the Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award need to do so quickly as Wednesday, March 1 is the deadline.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is accepting nominations for this award, which has been presented annually since 1994 to environmentally innovative Florida farmers. The award recognizes enterprises that demonstrate leadership in developing and implementing progressive techniques to safeguard the environment and conserve natural resources.
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Ag in Review for the Week Ending February 24, 2017

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending February 24, we talk about support for the Renewable Fuel Standard, have information about marketing beef in today’s environment, remind producers about the sales closing deadline for crop insurance, talk about bees, technology Read the rest of this entry »

Sticker Shock: Examining the Economic Impacts of Land Acquisition in the EAA

Published with permission of the James Madison Institute

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Dr. J. Antonio Villamil

by Dr. J. Antonio Villamil
Founder and Principal of the Washington Economics Group, Inc.

Over the past several years, a policy debate has emerged surrounding the most efficient and effective course of action to address a complex series of challenges regarding the Everglades – its protection, its restoration, and its future. There isn’t a reasonable scientist, economist, or policymaker who would dispute that the issue is complex, complicated, and ultimately involves sensitivities to all stakeholders. Read the rest of this entry »

House Cool to Negron Water Plan

by Jim Turner
The News Service of Florida

water florida rubio Apalachicola bayIt appears doubtful the House will take up, as written, a $2.4 billion proposal by Senate President Joe Negron to buy land south of Lake Okeechobee to ease the impacts of polluted water releases into estuaries on the east and west coasts. Read the rest of this entry »

Help the Bees

help beesContinuing her series on pollinators, Cathy Isom gives us five ways to help out some magnificent creatures that are vital to our food supply. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more.

Looking Forward to Working with New EPA Administrator

administrationVarious agriculture groups have come out in support of the announcement that Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). That includes the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), and its environmental counsel, Scott Yager, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman the Association is pleased Pruitt is in this position. Read the rest of this entry »

Ag in Review for the Week Ending February 17, 2017

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending February 17, we talk about a decision being made in a decades-old legal water fight, have information about the Beef Tenderness Survey, an update from the latest Peanut Stocks and Processing Report, cherry pie, food labeling law Read the rest of this entry »

Ag Groups Respond to Pruitt Confirmation

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Agriculture groups respond after the U.S. Senate confirmation of Scott Pruitt to be the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Read the rest of this entry »

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