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NRCS Offering Conservation Client Gateway

Dan Alabama, Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind farmers, ranchers and private landowners that many of the business issues they may need to take care of with NRCS can be done right there from their home or farm office. NRCS offers their secure online portal called Conservation Client Gateway. Through it you can request NRCS technical and financial assistance, review …

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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 15, 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 15, 2018, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 10,900 head compared to …

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Judge Sides with Environmentalists in Land Conservation Dispute

Dan Environment, Florida, Industry News Release

Striking a blow to the Legislature, a Tallahassee judge said state lawmakers failed to comply with a voter-approved constitutional amendment to buy and preserve environmentally sensitive lands. Ruling from the bench Friday, Leon County Circuit Judge Charles Dodson sided with environmental groups in the lawsuit centered on whether lawmakers “defied” the 2014 Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative by improperly …

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Governor and Cabinet Surpass 50K Florida Acres Preserved Through RFLPP

Dan Florida, Industry News Release

The Governor and Cabinet approved the preservation of more than 8,300 acres through four cost-effective conservation easements, which prevent future development of the land and allow agricultural operations to continue to contribute to Florida’s economy. The purchases are part of the Rural and Family Lands Protection Program (RFLPP), where the state partners with Florida’s farmers and ranchers to preserve active …

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USDA Encourages Grower Attendance at WHIP Meetings

Abbey Taylor Citrus, Florida

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency will hold several information sessions in Florida about the Wildfire Hurricane Indemnity Program (WHIP). The meetings are the first step in the Hurricane Irma relief package. The USDA is encouraging all growers who wish to participate in WHIP to attend at least one meeting. Below are the dates, times and locations …

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Putnam Seeks Nominations for 2018 Woman of the Year in Agriculture

Dan Florida, Industry News Release

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam is now accepting nominations for the 2018 “Woman of the Year in Agriculture” award, which recognizes women in all areas of the industry who have made outstanding contributions to Florida agriculture. The deadline for submitting nominations is July 31, 2018. Nominations may be submitted electronically by accessing the application located on the Woman …

UF/IFAS Hopes to Grow Vanilla, Meet Consumer Demand

Dan Education, Florida, Nursery Crops, Research, Specialty Crops

For dessert, how about a scoop of ice cream flavored with vanilla from Florida’s farmers? Because so many consumers enjoy vanilla, University of Florida scientists hope to help Florida farmers grow the bean. Consumers have an appetite for vanilla. The U.S. leads the world in imported vanilla beans, said Alan Chambers, an assistant professor of horticultural sciences at the UF …