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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 January 19, 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-January 19, 2018, receipts at 21 markets totalled an estimated 5,700 head compared to …


Florida Rep. Raburn Pleased to See Cattlemen

Dan Cattle, Florida, Legislative

During the Florida Cattlemen’s Association Legislative Quarterly meeting and visits with legislators in Tallahassee this week, Southeast AgNet was able to get a few quick comments from State Representative Jake Raburn. He represents Florida District 57 in Hillsborough County, and is the Vice Chair of the Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee in the Florida House. He discusses a bill he …


Money for Springs, St. Johns River Headed for Senate Vote

Dan Environment, Florida, Industry News Release

A measure to annually float more money into the state’s natural springs and to pump additional dollars into the St. Johns River is headed to the Senate floor for a full vote. The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved the proposal (SB 204), sponsored by Chairman Rob Bradley, which would allocate $50 million each year for the restoration of the …

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Assistance Available to Florida Agricultural Producers through CSP

Dan Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

Agricultural producers wanting to enhance current conservation efforts are encouraged to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps private landowners build their business while implementing conservation practices that help ensure the sustainability of their entire operation. NRCS plans to enroll up to 10 million acres in CSP in 2018. While applications …


Florida Growers Reminded about FAWN Cold Protection Toolkit

Dan Florida, Weather

The recent cold snap is a good time to remind growers across Florida about the Florida Automated Weather Network’s (FAWN) Cold Protection Toolkit, which is designed to help you make decisions when using irrigation for cold protection. The toolkit basically provides a “step-by-step guide” to help with making decisions on cold nights. And many growers may be familiar with “My …


Major Reservoir Project Could Take Years

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Water

After receiving legislative approval last spring, a massive reservoir intended to help shift water south from Lake Okeechobee remains years away from reality, the head of the South Florida Water Management District said Wednesday. A big factor in the timeline for design and construction of the reservoir is waiting for federal-government approval of its half of the roughly $1.6 billion …


Easement Program for Landowners and Ranchers in Osceola County

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

Osceola Soil and Water Conservation District has announced access to a United States Department of Agriculture Easement program for landowners and ranchers in Osceola County. An agricultural conservation easement expert from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service provided an introduction to the program during a regular meeting of the OSWCD Board of Supervisors at Osceola Heritage Park. The 2014 enacted …


Agriculture Land Conservation Easement Sign-up Underway in Florida

Dan Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida wants landowners to know applications to fund agricultural easements in the state are being accepted until February 16. Ag Land Conservation Easement Sign-up Underway in Florida from Florida NRCS: Applications to fund agricultural easements in Florida are being accepted until Feb. 16. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides financial and technical assistance to …

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For Florida Orange Growers No News May Be Good News

Abbey Taylor Citrus, Florida

The Florida citrus industry has been struggling with HLB for over a decade. Now, with the damage following Hurricane Irma, many may be wondering exactly what the state of the industry is and what it may become. For an industry riddled with disease and disaster, no news may be good news for the Florida citrus industry. Gary Crawford has the …