Florida Peaches Pack a Punch as a Succulent Snack

By: Brad Buck, University of Florida/IFAS Florida peaches make for a succulent snack, say consumers surveyed by a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher. That’s encouraging news for Florida producers trying to expand their reach, not only in the Sunshine State but nationally, said Joy Rumble, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of agricultural education and communication.

Discussing Peanut Field Issues in Florida

For the past couple of days, Tyron Spearman has been reporting about agronomists updates given at the recent American Peanut Sheller’s Association meeting. Today, he looks at what was said about Florida with farmers get ready to plant the 2017 peanut crop.

Bondi Holds Out Hope in ‘Water Wars’

by Lloyd Dunkelburger, The News Service of Florida With the U.S. Supreme Court expected later this week to review a recommendation that would deny Florida relief in its decades-old water dispute with Georgia, Attorney General Pam Bondi said Tuesday the case is not over yet.

Florida Cattlemen in Tallahassee

The Florida Cattlemens’ Association is having its quarterly meeting in Tallahassee this week. FCA Executive Director Jim Handley spoke with us this morning as the cattlemen headed for the Hill.

Florida Cattlemen Discuss Issues with Lawmakers

Members of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association were in Tallahassee today to make a presentation to the Florida Senate Agriculture Committee. FCA’s Director of Governmental Affairs, Sam Ard, explains what they discussed.

Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight: FRESH! Recipe: Vegetable Pasta

On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam is joined by Executive Chef Justin Timineri to talk about using what’s in season in his new Fresh! Recipe video: Vegetable Pasta.

Ag in Review for the Week Ending March 10, 2017

In our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending March 10th, we talk about avian influenza, family farms, have a peanut contract price update, exports of cotton, beef and pork,

Florida Cattlemen Preparing for Big Week in Tallahassee

On Monday, members of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association will be making a presentation to the Florida Senate Agriculture Committee. FCA’s Director of Governmental Affairs, Sam Ard, explains what this will involve and looks at how the association is preparing for their big annual event next week in Tallahassee.

Florida RCPP Workshop is Next Week

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida will be holding a Regional Conservation Partnership Program Workshop on March 15th in Kissimmee. The event is designed to provide those attending with information on how to apply for financial assistance for landscape-scale conservation through RCPP. Play Audio

Senate Bill 10 Could Severely Impact Lake Okeechobee Communities

Florida’s 2017 legislative session starts today, March 7. A major issue to be discussed during the session is Florida Senate President Joe Negron’s land acquisition proposal. Sugar farmers in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) are fighting for their land as Sen. Negron’s proposal moves through the Senate and the House. Senate Bill 10 proposes the purchase of 60,000 acres of …