THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, February 9, 2016.. Money to restore the state’s natural springs has been attached to a proposal that would direct as much as $200 million a year to South Florida water projects.
The Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee supported an amendment Tuesday that would require at least $75 million a year to be budgeted for springs preservation. Learn more.
Great Success with Microbes for Florida Citrus Grower
Doug Holmberg is having great success with microbes in suppressing phytophthora and nematodes. He said the broad-range microbes he gets from Pathway have made the biggest difference in the health of his grove. Holmberg owns and operates Holmberg Farms, a citrus and ornamental nursery in Lithia, Florida.
The only changes made in today’s U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) citrus crop forecast were in Florida. Red grapefruit decreased 3 percent, going from 8.5 million boxes to 8.2 million boxes. The projection for honey tangerines increased from 600,000 boxes to 700,000 boxes, bringing the overall Florida tangerine total to 1.5 million boxes.
We told you last week that the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal was reached with signing of the agreement by the member nations. The next step for the TPP is U.S. congressional approval. U.S. Meat Export Federation President and CEO, Phillip Seng, hopes that approval comes soon.
Beef and dairy producers can take advantage of free Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification online now through April 15, as the $25-$50 online training fee for every person is being picked up for those who complete the BQA training process.