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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 June 22, 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 Jun 22, 2018, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 11,500 head compared to …

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Children to Learn About Agriculture at UF/IFAS Citrus Youth Day

Dan Ag "Outdoors", Citrus, Education, Florida, Research

Children from across Florida will get a chance to learn about one of the major Florida agriculture industries at the second annual Citrus Youth Day. They might even get so inspired that they attend the University of Florida and pursue a career in agriculture, organizers say. Some 66 youth are scheduled to attend the event June 28 at the University …

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Cattlemen Dealing with Fake Meat and Trade

Dan Beef, Florida, Trade

  There are various issues facing cattle producers across the country right now, but two of the top ones are fake meat and trade. While attending the 2018 Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show in Orlando, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Kevin Kester talked with AgNet Media’s Gary Cooper about both of those issues. Cattlemen Dealing with Fake …

FCA Sweetheart Contest a Convention Highlight

Abbey Taylor Beef, Cattle, Florida

For many years the Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) Sweetheart contest has been a featured part of their convention each year. The winner of the contest serves as a promotional spokesman and ambassador for the industry for the coming year. Contestants are judged on their knowledge of the industry, their poise and ability to field questions from the public and media …

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Kelly Morgan Named New Director of UF/IFAS Southwest Florida REC

Dan Education, Florida, Industry News Release, Research

As Best Management Practices Coordinator for the state, Kelly Morgan has spent years helping growers find optimum ways to irrigate and fertilize their crops to maximize results. Now, he will get the chance to coordinate even more groundbreaking research. The University of Florida has named Morgan the new director of the UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center in Immokalee, …

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Florida Cattlemen Learn about Legislative Issues

Dan Cattle, Florida, Legislative

The 2018 Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show continues at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. During this morning’s Board of Directors’ Meeting FCA Director of Governmental Affairs, Sam Ard, gave a legislative update. AgNet Media’s Gary Cooper talked with him. Florida Cattlemen Learn about Legislative Issues The 2018 Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention & Trade Show runs through Thursday at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.

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Longleaf Pine Program for Florida Landowners

Dan Florida, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

Florida landowners are encouraged to take part in the Longleaf Pine Landowner Incentive Program. The Florida Forest Service is accepting applications through Friday, July 13, 2018 from eligible, non-industrial private forest landowners. The program is supported through a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation with funding from various agencies including USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA Forest Service, and the U.S. …

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Trump Immigration Furor Underscored in Florida

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

Amid escalating bipartisan demands for President Donald Trump to stop separating undocumented immigrant children from their families at the southern U.S. border, two high-ranking Florida Democrats were denied access Tuesday to a federal detention facility in Homestead housing an estimated 1,000 minors. The Trump administration family-separation policy — which has resulted in more than 2,000 children being warehoused throughout the …

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Florida Congressman Discusses House Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Florida, Labor and Immigration

During a recent trip to Washington, D.C, Tony St. James with All Ag Radio Network caught up with U.S. Representative Ted Yoho. Yoho serves the 3rd Congressional District in Florida and is a member of the House Agriculture Committee. They talked about the House version of the farm bill and how immigration issues tied into the recent defeat of the bill in …

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Two Mosquito Species Can Transmit New Chikungunya Virus in the Americas

Dan Environment, Florida, Industry News Release

Yellow fever and Asian tiger mosquitoes from Florida and Brazil can transmit an Asian strain of chikungunya virus that’s emerging in North, South and Central America, a University of Florida scientist says. The Asian strain of the virus is not currently circulating in Florida, and Barry Alto, associate professor of entomology at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, …