The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4718, legislation that will make permanent the fifty percent bonus depreciation of new capital purchases that was created in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.
Peanut farmers are being urged to use genuine parts for when repairing equipment, as Tyron Spearman has those details along with information about how peanuts are now included in an American Heart Association program.
Mark Hudson, USDA/NASS, presented the final numbers for the 2013-14 citrus crop.
Florida All Orange Production Up Less than 1 Percent
Florida Non-Valencia Orange Production Unchanged
Florida Valencia Orange Production up Less than 1 Percent
Florida All Grapefruit Production Up Less than 1 Percent
Florida All Tangerine Production Unchanged
Florida Tangelo Production Unchanged
Florida FCOJ Yield 1.569080 Gallons per Box
The annual meeting of the Aquatic Plant Management Society is coming up July 13-16 in Savannah, Georgia. This annual meeting draws scientists, educators, public officials and others interested in invasive aquatic plants, including their impact and effective management techniques. For more information visit www.apms.org.
MAITLAND, FL (July 10, 2014) — Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart announced this afternoon that House Republican leadership does not intend to bring an immigration bill to the floor. The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association issued this statement in response:
WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provided a 12-week progress report on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance programs today, announcing that USDA has processed 106,000 payments to farmers in 40 states across the country who suffered livestock and grazing losses between October 2011 and passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. Read the rest of this entry »
Today’s issue of Citrus Industry This Week includes a report from University of Florida Professor Emeritus Gene Albrigo that discusses four practices that could reduce the Florida citrus fruit drop problem. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe free and view the current issue. Click here to subscribe to the monthly Citrus Industry magazine.
Cattle rancher, citrus grower and real estate investor C. Dennis Carlton has made a big impact in the city of Tampa and nearby parts of Florida.
A rancher for 40 years, his farming interests include more than 35,000 acres, of which 30,082 acres are rented and some 5,368 acres are owned.
As a result of his success as a cattle and citrus producer, Carlton has been selected as the Florida state winner of the 2014 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award. Carlton joins nine other state winners from the Southeast as Read the rest of this entry »
Did you know beef is being promoted through fun promotions? In our weekly “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Richard Meadows from Houston County, Alabama talks about how a restaurant fared from a fun promotional contest in his state.
The Gulf Citrus Growers Association holds their annual banquet every year in August. But according to their Executive Vice President Ron Hamel, the format for this year’s event has changed a little bit.
Washington, DC – Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL-03) teamed up with Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-OR-5), to pass the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act (VMMA) – H. R. 1528, out of the House today. This bill makes modification to the Controlled Substances Act and Drug Enforcement Administration policy that currently prohibits veterinarians from transporting controlled substances to Read the rest of this entry »
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes the latest news on the Waters of the U.S. proposed rule and Counry of Origin Labeling. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy held a press call this morning to preview her trip to Missouri this week to meet with farmers, stakeholders and agribusiness leaders to discuss Waters of the U.S. The proposed rule, which is designed to clarify and protect our nation’s waters under the Clean Water Act, has been questioned by many in agriculture. She explains in her talk why they are moving forward with the rule.