Trump Executive Order Reverses American Climate Change Progress, Leadership

In a sweeping and regressive executive order on energy, President Donald Trump today reversed years of progress in the U.S.-led fight against climate change. The order dismantles critical Obama-era policies that prepare the United States to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change. “Climate change jeopardizes American food security and the livelihoods of American family farmers, ranchers and …

Protect the Future of Florida’s Food and Water

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.

Funding Needed to Preserve and Protect Florida Ag

By: Abbey Taylor 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 …

Trump Ends WOTUS, Ag Supports Move

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.

Nominations for Florida Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award Are Due

Those 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 …

Ag in Review for the Week Ending February 24, 2017

In 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

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

Published with permission of the James Madison Institute 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 …

Help the Bees

Continuing 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.