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UF Scientists Work to Develop Heat-Resistant ‘ Cow of the Future ’

by Brad Buck, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences University of Florida scientists are working to breed the “ cow of the future ” by studying the more heat-tolerant Brangus cow — a cross between an Angus and a Brahman. Raluca Mateescu, an associate professor in the UF/IFAS department of animal sciences, is part of a team …

Florida FFA Elects New State Officer Board

The recent Florida FFA Convention drew in nearly 5,000 Florida FFA members. The members and their advisors attended educational sessions, a trade show and they said farewell to the 2016-2017 State Officer board. On the last day of the convention the 2017-2018 state officers were elected. The race for the 2017-2018 State President fell in favor of Kyle Garner from …

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ICYMI: Farm Bill Listening Session Webcast for Farmers and Ranchers

Saturday, June 24th, an event was held in Gainesville, Florida that farmers and ranchers from across the Southeast were invited to attend. It’s is called, “The Next Farm Bill, Conversations in the Field.” The event was an informal farm bill hearing, intended to gather input from farmers, ranchers, and stakeholders. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway of Texas and Ranking …

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UF Scientist: Calves Conceived in Winter Perform Better

Brad Buck, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Cows and humans have something in common: If you take better care of the mother during pregnancy, her children are likely to be healthier – and this impact should last a lifetime, a University of Florida scientist says. In the case of cows, cool conditions are key. A new UF/IFAS …

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Southeast Farmers and Ranchers Invited to Farm Bill Listening Session

Coming up Saturday, June 24th, an event will be held in Gainesville, Florida that farmers and ranchers from across the Southeast are invited to attend. It’s being called, “The Next Farm Bill, Conversations in the Field.” The event is actually an informal farm bill hearing, intended to gather input from farmers, ranchers, and stakeholders. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway …

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Appeals Court Rejects Caloosahatchee Water Case

by Jim Saunders, News Service of Florida A federal appeals court Monday rejected a lawsuit alleging that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ management of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee River caused pollution problems in the Southwest Florida waterway. A three-judge panel of the Atlanta-based appeals court — in a case described in one document as a …

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Hay Contest Seeks Best in the Southeast

The search is on for hay and balayage producers across the Southeast to enter the 2017 Southeastern Hay Contest. Since 2004, the SE Hay Contest has been spotlighting high-quality hay and balayage production in the Southeast. The Cooperative Extension programs in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina organize the contest each year. Results of this year’s contest will be announced …