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Consumers Choice

consumersEverett Griner talks about consumers not buying hamburger in the stores in today’s Agri View.


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National Pick Strawberries Day

strawberries dayThere is something special about the taste of strawberries picked straight off of the vine. Cathy Isom tells us about a celebration day to have us grabbing our baskets.  You won’t want to miss celebrating this sweet and tasty holiday.


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Bug Week focuses on “Big Money Bugs”

UF/IFAS Bug Week focuses on “Big Money Bugs” that generate economic damages, benefits

uf_ifas_logoGainesville, FL – Call them Florida’s “Big Money Bugs” – the insects responsible for the greatest economic damages, costs and benefits that arthropods generate in the Sunshine State. Read the rest of this entry »

USDA Agency Offers Programs for Beginning Farmers

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Val Dolcini

USDA’s Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini discusses implementation of the programs they offer, which includes targeting a portion of its loan funds to Beginning Farmers and Ranchers.


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Agriculture Groups Eyeing Next Farm Bill

Farm groups are already looking ahead to the next farm bill. Agriculture and commodity groups are starting meetings regarding issues facing agriculture that the groups deem important for the next farm bill, expected in 2018.


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Sunshine State’s Farmer of the Year

Miami-Dade County Man Named Sunshine State’s Farmer of the Year

farmerFarmer of the Year 5A Homestead tomato producer and packer has received a prestigious honor for his business success and his contributions to his community. Earlier this month a panel of judges selected Paul J. DiMare as Florida’s top farmer for 2016.

Officially titled the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Ag Expo Florida Farmer of the Year, the award recognizes him for his innovative practices as a tomato grower and packer, as a community leader and as a responsible employer. Learn more.

Citrus Industry This Week: Slow-Release Fertilizer and HLB; Citrus Department Budget

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Today’s issue of Citrus Industry This Week includes an interview with Pete Spyke discussing the results he’s seen using slow-release fertilizer methods. Today’s issue also includes a Florida Department of Citrus update. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe. Click here to subscribe to the monthly Citrus Industry magazine.

ITC Report Shows Economic Benefit of TPP

On Wednesday, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) released its report on the economic benefit of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to the U.S. economy. The ITC report noted the U.S. agriculture sector will increase output if TPP is passed.


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Benefits To U.S. Of TPP Deal

Report Confirms Benefits To U.S. Of TPP Deal

tppA government report on the impact to the U.S. economy of an Asia-Pacific free trade deal confirms what the National Pork Producers Council and other agricultural and business groups have known: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement will be good for U.S. agriculture, U.S. businesses and the U.S. economy.

The TPP, negotiations on which were initiated in late 2008 and concluded last October, is a regional trade deal that includes the United States, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam, which account for nearly 40 percent of global GDP. The countries combined have more than 800 million consumers. Read the rest of this entry »

Butterfly and Pollinator Garden

How to build a butterfly and pollinator garden in seven steps

Monarch ButterflyMonarch butterflies and pollinators are in trouble. You can help by planting a pollinator garden! You can plant a garden anywhere – your yard, school, church, business or even in a pot for your front steps.

A simple, native flower garden will attract beautiful butterflies to your yard and help pollinators stay healthy. In addition to nectar from flowers, monarch butterflies need milkweed to survive, so if you notice the leaves on your milkweed have been chomped, don’t worry, it’s a great sign!

Before gardening

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Women Farm Operators

women farm operatorsEverett Griner talks about the decline of women operators in agriculture in today’s Agri View.


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Reduced Citrus Budget May Include Health Study

From: The News Service of Florida

citrusA study on how orange juice can help athletes stay hydrated is back on the table as the Florida Citrus Commission looks at cutting 16 jobs and making other budget reductions amid major problems in the citrus industry. The commission Wednesday did not propose many changes to a proposed Read the rest of this entry »

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