From the University of Florida/IFAS:
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Farmers, ranchers, landscapers – and everyone in between – are invited to celebrate Agriculture and Gardening Day at the University of Florida’s homecoming football game, Oct. 15, 2016.
UF Athletics and the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are hosting the event and offering discounted tickets to anyone connected to agriculture in the state, including their families and friends. Read the rest of this entry »
Both the U.S. House and Senate did pass the mandatory GMO labeling bill before starting their summer recess, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture is already working on the rulemaking process. Janell Hendren, national affairs coordinator for the Florida Farm Bureau Federation, says they are happy to support the bill.
From the National Corn Growers Association:
Delegates attending the National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Congress in Washington this morning elected five farmers to serve on the organization’s Corn Board. Taking office on Oct. 1, the start of NCGA’s 2017 fiscal year, are new board members Chris Edgington of Iowa, Don Glenn of Alabama, Tom Haag of Minnesota and John Linder of Ohio. Current board Read the rest of this entry »
From the Georgia Department of Agriculture:
The Ex Officio Committee for the Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commissions met on Tuesday, July 11, 2016, to make the following appointments to serve on the Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commissions: Read the rest of this entry »
The USDA’s Ag Marketing Service has proposed changes to both the beef and soybean checkoff programs. In special circumstances, the proposed changes would allow producers to request that their assessment be sent to a certified state board or the national checkoff. Read the rest of this entry »
The Republican National Convention continues today in Cleveland, Ohio and many in agriculture fear there will be quite a bit of anti-trade talk during this week’s event.
They are also are looking for Read the rest of this entry »
Veterans, small and new farmers are being reminded you are welcome to take part in a workshop in Crestview, Florida this Thursday, July 21. Darryl Williams, district conservationist with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Okaloosa County, says you can learn more about the various programs being offered.
To learn more, call 850-526-4910 or contact your local NRCS office.
Efforts continue across Alabama to conserve natural resources. And according to Dr. William Puckett, executive director of the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee, it takes partners to make this happen, and the committee is very pleased to be able to work with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.