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UF Student Wins Scholarship to Find Solutions to Seagrass Loss

Dan Aquaculture, Education, Florida, Industry News Release, Research

GAINESVILLE, FL (UF/IFAS) — Right now, in a University of Florida marine science lab in Cedar Key, Florida, about 40 sea urchins are chowing down on their food of choice — seagrass. Jamila Roth, an interdisciplinary ecology student in the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, is watching them closely. Roth wants to know how the urchins’ eating behavior …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 08-16-19

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended August 16, 2019, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended August 16, 2019, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 11,300 head compared to 16,948 last week and …

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Final Day for Citrus and VSC Expo

Dan Citrus, Florida

All citrus and vegetable & specialty crop growers are being reminded today, August 15th, is the final day for the 2019 Citrus Expo and Vegetable & Specialty Crop Expo. This year’s event, taking place at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers, Florida, has already seen a large crowd of attendees. Southeast AgNet’s Abbey Taylor is there and has this report. …

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Yoho Drafts New Ag Labor Bill – Invites Ag Input

Dan Florida, Labor and Immigration, Legislative

Florida Congressman Ted Yoho this week released a draft of guest worker legislation that he is sharing with the farm sector for further comments and input. Yoho has produced a video about his efforts, and just announced a round table meeting with farmers for further input and discussion about his legislative ideas. The round table is scheduled for Wednesday, August …

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UF/IFAS Plant Geneticist Named Fellow of American Society for Horticultural Science

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Nursery Crops, Pollinators, Research

BALM, Fla. (UF/IFAS) — If you savor the sights of caladium, gerbera and other ornamental plants, you can thank Zhanao Deng for developing better varieties. In his three-decade career, Deng beams with pride over new types of caladium and gerbera he’s bred that are more resistant to diseases. He’s also happy with his lantana varieties, which are genetically sterilized and …

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Forum Addresses Climate Change and Agriculture

Dan Education, Environment, Florida, Weather

By Ernie Neff Florida ag producers, scientists, Congresswoman Kathy Castor and others discussed agriculture in the face of climate change in a forum held Monday in Gainesville. The forum was Agriculture and Forestry in a Changing Climate: What the Future Holds for Florida. Jack Payne, senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources at the University of Florida Institute of …

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Florida Water Officials to Address Farmers at Expo

Dan Florida, Water

Water issues will join hemp and labor topics during discussions this Wednesday at the combined Citrus Expo and Vegetable & Specialty Crop Expo. The two day event, August 14-15, will be held at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers. Following the 9:00 a.m. keynote presentation on hemp rule updates by Holly Bell, director of cannabis for the Florida Department …

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Producers Invited to Florida Dairy Production Conference

Dan Dairy, Education, Florida

Producers are invited to attend the 2019 Florida Dairy Production Conference Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the Straughn IFAS Extension Center (UF Campus), in Gainesville. The Conference Program starts at 9:00 AM with various topics scheduled to be discussed. They include, dairy calf and heifer management, selecting replacement heifers, critical aspects for improving reproductive success, nutritional manipulations to improve health …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 08-09-19

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended August 9, 2019, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended August 9, 2019, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 16,900 head compared to 17,018 last week and …