weekly livestock market report

Weekly Livestock Market Report

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended August 17, 2018, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: AL Livestock Market Report At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended-August 17, 2018, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 13,200 head compared to 14,596 …

beef

Deal Protects Highlands County Land from Development

Dan Environment, Florida, Industry News Release

Nearly 2,500 acres of ranch land in Highlands County will be added to a state program that helps limit development of agricultural property. Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet agreed Tuesday to spend $5.5 million to purchase a “conservation easement” on what is known as the Sandy Gully property, which contains wetlands and surface waters that flow toward the …

putnam

Putnam Banks on ‘Florida First’ in Governor’s Race

Dan Florida, Industry News Release

Source: News Service of Florida Clad in jeans and a blue-checkered shirt with rolled-up sleeves, Adam Putnam easily blended into the rural North Florida residents attending the annual Wausau Possum Festival in early August. “I’m a farmer, a business owner,” the boyish-looking, 44-year-old Republican candidate for governor told the crowd in a brief speech. “The foundation of my campaign is …

production

UF Study: Cool, Calm Cows Have More Meat, Dairy Production

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Florida, Research

Cattle are a little like humans: They are more productive when they are cooler. With cattle, a cooler body helps with meat and dairy production, new University of Florida research shows. Cows with shorter hair are cooler, and thus, more productive, said Raluca Mateescu, an associate professor of animal sciences at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. A …

red tide

Cleaning Up Florida’s Red Tide Aftermath

Dan Environment, Florida, Industry News Release

Source: Everglades Agricultural Area Farmers Some have erroneously claimed that farms south of Lake Okeechobee contribute to the ecological problems in Lake Okeechobee and on the coasts, as they claim that farmers back pump farm water to the lake, which is not true.  We encourage you to read the special report from the Palm Beach Post, especially excerpts below. Your …

weekly livestock market report

Weekly Livestock Market Report

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended August 10, 2018, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: AL Livestock Market Report At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the Week ended Aug 10, 2018, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 14,500 head compared to …

special water wars

New Special Master Named in ‘Water War’

Dan Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Water

The U.S. Supreme Court has appointed a new special master to handle the long-running legal battle between Florida and Georgia over water in the Apalachicola River system. The court on Thursday named Paul J. Kelly Jr., a federal appellate judge from Santa Fe, N.M., to replace Maine lawyer Ralph Lancaster as special master. A one-paragraph order from the court did …

national peanut

National Peanut Board, Peanut Industry Partners Expand Research Dollars with NIFA Matching Funds

Dan Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts, Research

The National Peanut Board, along with funding partner USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), announces the awarding of three research grants focusing on genomics-enabled plant breeding. Collaborating with two peanut industry funding partners, the Southeastern Peanut Research Initiative (SPRI) and the Peanut Foundation, the National Peanut Board was able to allocate $542,226. NIFA’s dollar-for-dollar matching funds yielded a …