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ICYMI: Senator Negron’s Visit to the Glades Met With Disappointment, Anger from Residents Threatened by Senate Bill 10

gladesOn Friday, Senate President Joe Negron visited Pahokee High School to meet with Glades residents and answer questions about the negative impact Senate Bill 10 would have on the Glades communities, including Pahokee, which is located in Senator Negron’s own district. According to Senate Bill 10’s staff analysis, the bill has a “negative fiscal impact… due to the reduction in available farmland.” Read the rest of this entry »

Water War Fight

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Everett Griner talks about the fight over water not over in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.

Ag in Review for the Week Ending March 17, 2017

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending March 17th, we have an update concerning avian influenza, when damage assessments to certain crops might be available after this week’s freeze event, cabbage, weather damage to pecan trees, Read the rest of this entry »

Florida RCPP Proposal Deadline Reminder

rccpConservation partners in Florida like private industry, non-government organizations, Indian tribes, state and local governments, water districts, and universities are being reminded you have just a few weeks left to submit pre-proposals for fiscal year 2018 funding through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program. Pre-proposals for RCPP are due April 21. Read the rest of this entry »

Trumping the Army Corps?

by Lloyd Dunkelberger and Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida

scott money fight zika grimsley army corpsNegron is banking on the owner of a certain waterfront Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach for help with a new reservoir.

Negron said Wednesday he sees no need to change his pursuit of 60,000 acres of farmland in the Everglades Agricultural Area, after Col. Jason Kirk, the Florida commander for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, indicated there were no plans to speed up federally planned work on a water-storage area south of Lake Okeechobee. Read the rest of this entry »

Catching Up with Representative Rick Roth on Capitol Hill

Photo courtesy of Florida House of Representatives

Photo courtesy of Florida House of Representatives

Florida’s 2017 legislative session is underway in Tallahassee. From Capitol Hill, Palm Beach County-native Representative Rick Roth reports on how his bills are faring and some important issues that have been discussed.
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Florida Peaches Pack a Punch as a Succulent Snack

By: Brad Buck, University of Florida/IFAS

Florida Peaches attached to a peach tree. Fruit, stonefruit, horticulture. (UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones.)

Peaches attached to a peach tree. Fruit, stonefruit, horticulture.
(UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones.)

Florida peaches make for a succulent snack, say consumers surveyed by a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher.

That’s encouraging news for Florida producers trying to expand their reach, not only in the Sunshine State but nationally, said Joy Rumble, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of agricultural education and communication. Read the rest of this entry »

Discussing Peanut Field Issues in Florida

peanut profitabilityFor the past couple of days, Tyron Spearman has been reporting about agronomists updates given at the recent American Peanut Sheller’s Association meeting. Today, he looks at what was said about Florida with farmers get ready to plant the 2017 peanut crop. Read the rest of this entry »

Bondi Holds Out Hope in ‘Water Wars’

by Lloyd Dunkelburger, The News Service of Florida

scott money fight zika grimsleyWith the U.S. Supreme Court expected later this week to review a recommendation that would deny Florida relief in its decades-old water dispute with Georgia, Attorney General Pam Bondi said Tuesday the case is not over yet. Read the rest of this entry »

Florida Cattlemen in Tallahassee

jim-handley florida cattlemenThe Florida Cattlemens’ Association is having its quarterly meeting in Tallahassee this week. FCA Executive Director Jim Handley spoke with us this morning as the cattlemen headed for the Hill. Read the rest of this entry »

Florida Cattlemen Discuss Issues with Lawmakers

Florida legislativeMembers of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association were in Tallahassee today to make a presentation to the Florida Senate Agriculture Committee. FCA’s Director of Governmental Affairs, Sam Ard, explains what they discussed. Read the rest of this entry »

Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight: FRESH! Recipe: Vegetable Pasta

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On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam is joined by Executive Chef Justin Timineri to talk about using what’s in season in his new Fresh! Recipe video: Vegetable Pasta. Read the rest of this entry »

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