UF Web Tool Helps South Carolina, Florida Strawberry Growers

Dan Florida, Fruits, Research, Specialty Crops

Strawberry growers in Florida and South Carolina are reaping the benefits of a UF/IFAS web-based system designed to ward off two deadly pathogens, a new University of Florida study shows. That’s good news as Florida’s strawberry growers start a new season. Strawberries pack a powerful economic punch nationwide and in the Sunshine state, bringing in $2.3 billion to the national …

Florida SBDC Network Extends Deadline for Agribusiness Export Marketing Plan Service

Dan Florida, Industry News Release

The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, the state’s principal provider of small business assistance, has extended the deadline for a pilot program to help farmers and producers maximize their growth potential through export sales. The Agribusiness Export Marketing Plan provides qualified recipients with a customized export marketing plan. Designed to assist new-to-export and currently exporting growers and value-added …


Putnam Provides Safety Tips for Thanksgiving Celebrations

Dan Florida, Forestry, Industry News Release, Poultry

Ahead of Thanksgiving, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Forest Service are providing tips to ensure a safe holiday weekend. The following tips can help prevent wildfire: Avoid burning yard debris on dry, windy days. Never leave a fire or outdoor heat source unattended. Set up turkey fryers and grills at least 10 feet away from the …

Florida Cattlemen’s Association Discusses Hurricane Damage in Tallahassee

Abbey Taylor Cattle, Florida, Weather

Jim Handley, executive vice president of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, spoke in front of the House Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness on Nov. 16 about damage to the cattle industry following Hurricane Irma. Handley began his comments by telling the Florida representatives just how big the Florida cattle industry is. “We (Florida Cattlemen’s Association) represent approximately 90 percent …

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Supreme Court to Hear Water Battle in January

Dan Florida, Georgia, Water

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Jan. 8 in the long-running legal battle between Florida and Georgia about water in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system. The Supreme Court on Friday scheduled arguments in the case, which centers on Florida’s allegations that Georgia is siphoning too much water from the river system. Florida contends that Georgia’s water use has damaged the …

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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 November 17, 2017, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states.   **This report will not be issued next week due to markets in all three states being closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.** AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama …


Judge Sides with Landowner on Disputed Water Permit

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Water

An administrative law judge Friday backed a decision to issue a water-use permit to a major Marion County landowner, despite arguments by environmental groups about possible harm to Silver Springs and the Silver River. Judge E. Gary Early, in a 67-page decision, recommended that the St. Johns River Water Management District move forward with issuing a consumptive-use permit to Sleepy …