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Florida Beef Council Pleased With BQA Field Day

Taylor Hillman Beef, Florida

The Florida Beef Council (FBC) recently hosted a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Field Day. FBC Director of Education and Promotion DeAnne Maples was pleased with the event. Maples said the FBC plans to hold more BQA courses throughout the year and will soon release a schedule. For more information, contact the FBC office in Kissimmee.

weekly livestock market report

Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 01-17-2020

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended January 17, 2020, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the Week ended January 17, 2020, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 11,200 head compared to 12,348 last week and …

florida

Florida Schools Teaching Aquaculture with UF/IFAS Help

Dan Aquaculture, Education, Florida, Industry News Release

(UF/IFAS) — Students are willing to get their hands slimy to learn about aquaculture. Youth in about 150 middle and high schools around Florida learn the aquaculture industry through the “Aquaculture in the Classroom” program, a partnership between public schools and UF/IFAS Extension. That’s more than a seven-fold increase in school participation from 2008, when the program started. Aquaculture serves …

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Commissioner Nikki Fried on USTR Commitments to Seasonal Produce Protections

Dan Field Crops, Florida, Industry News Release, Vegetables

(FDACS) — Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried offered the following statement regarding formal commitments recently made by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to protect American seasonal produce growers from unfair trade practices harming the industry: “While discouraging that the USMCA and its implementing legislation lacked protections for our seasonal producers, I thank Ambassador Lighthizer for his formal commitments to address this urgent …

legislative

Commissioner Nikki Fried on 2020 Legislative Priorities

Dan Florida, Legislative

(FDACS) — Today marks the start of Florida’s annual 60-day legislative session. Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried released a video highlighting a number of her top legislative priorities for the 2020 session. Following a highly successful first legislative session, Commissioner Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services look forward to additional legislative successes in 2020. Improving Concealed Weapons Licensing: The bills, SB 1566 by Senator …

everglades

Key Senator Files Plan for Everglades, Water Money

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Water

(NSF) — The Senate’s top budget writer filed a proposal Monday that would put into law Gov. Ron DeSantis’ push to spend $625 million a year on Everglades and water-quality projects. The proposal (SB 1878), filed by Appropriations Chairman Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, would carry out a DeSantis priority to spend $2.5 billion over four years on such projects. The …

weekly livestock market report

Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 01-10-2020

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended January 10, 2020, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the Week ended January 10, 2020, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 12,346 head compared to 00,000 last week and …

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DeSantis Environmental Plans Get Legislative Support

Dan Environment, Florida

(NSF) — Gov. Ron DeSantis is making progress on his environmental wish list, as House members have joined senators in efforts that include setting up a statewide office focused on sea-level rise and creating more electric-vehicle charging stations. Also, Rep. Randy Fine, R-Palm Bay, and Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, filed bills (HB 1091 and SB 1450) this week that back …