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Meetings on Algae, Citrus and Water Management Ring Alarms for Florida Agriculture

Dan Editorial, Environment, Florida, Lake Okeechobee, Sticky, Water

Three meetings this week in three different areas of the state brought more discussion that should wake up producers and others in agriculture who have remained mostly silent for decades. As the state’s population continues to swell by a 1,000 new residents each day, Florida’s population will likely exceed 22-million next year. As the nation’s third most populous state, there’s …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 06-14-19

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended June 14, 2019, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the Week ended June 14, 2019, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 11,000 head compared to 11,803 last week and …

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Fried Rallies Support for Hemp Industry

Dan Florida, Hemp, Industry News Release

TALLAHASSEE (NSF) — Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried on Friday encouraged supporters of a new state hemp industry to tell Gov. Ron DeSantis to sign a bill that would lead to a regulatory framework for the crop. Fried said an envisioned hemp “revolution” needs the governor’s signature on the bill (SB 1020), which would create a hemp program within the Department …

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Governor Ron DeSantis Awards First Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan for Agricultural Producers Following Hurricane Michael

Dan Economy, Florida, Industry News Release

(TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Office of Governor): Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Department of Economic Opportunity has awarded the first Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan for agricultural producers following Hurricane Michael to John P. Jordan Farm in Bascom, Florida. The Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan was activated to provide relief to Florida farmers whose crops were damaged by the storm. “Hurricane …

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Reflecting on Hurricane Michael and UF/IFAS Extension’s Role in Recovery

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Weather

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (UF/IFAS) — As each June brings a new hurricane season, the people of Florida begin to ready themselves for any storm that may target the state’s shorelines. Fresh in the minds of many this year, though, is Hurricane Michael, which struck the Panhandle with category 5 strength eight months ago and left many in recovery mode. This includes …

convention

Learn About ‘Chuck Knows Beef’ at FCA Convention

Dan Florida, Poultry

The 2019 Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) Convention and Trade Show is just one week away. It will be held June 18-20 at the JW Marriott in Marco Island. DeAnne Maples, Florida Beef Council director of beef marketing and promotion, says one thing that will be featured at this year’s event is “Chuck Knows Beef.”