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Challenging FFA to Lead the Next Generation of Farmers

Tom Vilsack

Tom Vilsack

During the recent National FFA Convention, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack challenged FFA members to be among those driving agriculture in the future.


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Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight: Student Chef Ambassadors 2014

fdacs-cookoff-banner-2014On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Chef Justin Timineri, the “Fresh From Florida” Culinary Ambassador, talks to Franko Galoso about the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Student Chef Snack Cook Off.


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You can follow Florida Commissioner Adam Putnam on Facebook and Twitter.

Discover more by visiting FreshFromFlorida.com.

No Progress

wild-hogsEverett Griner talks about wild hogs still rooting farmers out in today’s Agri View.


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Veterans Returning to Agriculture

farmer-veteran-coalition-HBAs we prepare to celebrate Veteran’s Day, Cindy Zimmerman has a story on how some veterans are returning to agriculture.


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Pushing for Key Tax Break Extensions

Kent Bacus

Kent Bacus

Senate Democrats plan a lame-duck push for key bills, including extending key ag tax breaks, before they go out of power. And that is something which pleases National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Policy Chief Kent Bacus.


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Adjustments Made to Peanut Crop Forecast

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

USDA made a few adjustments to its November peanut crop forecast. Tyron Spearman has a look at those numbers along with an update on other crops.


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November USDA/NASS Citrus Crop Forecast Florida All Oranges 108 Million Boxes

citrusMark Hudson from the USDA/NASS office in Washington D.C. released the November citrus crop forecast for Florida with all oranges at 108 million boxes, grapefruit at 15 million and tangerines at 900 thousand. FCOJ yield at 1.60 gallons per box.


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The next USDA /NASS citrus crop forecast is scheduled to be released Wednesday, December 10, 2014 and will be carried “live” here on Southeast AgNet.com.

View the USDA/NASS November Forecast Citrus Test Results and Fruit Size Chart. (.pdf)

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No Change to Cotton Harvest Forecast

Angie Considine

Angie Considine

According to USDA’s November report, there are no real changes to the amount of harvested upland cotton acres compared to last month. Angie Considine with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has the numbers.


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Cotton Producers Invited to Crop Management Seminar

The Cotton Board and Cotton Incorporated reminds those involved in the cotton industry across the Southeast the Crop Management Seminar, will take place this week, November 12-13 in Tifton, Georgia. Producers, consultants, and extension agents are all invited to hear the Read the rest of this entry »

Ag Calendar

Tyron Spearman has a look at a variety meetings and events coming up over the next few days.


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Help Needed

unmanned droneEverett Griner talks about drone use in farming is still struggling in today’s Agri View.


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Florida Orchid Producer Thrilled With New “PMA Fresh Summit” Floral Focus

Lucio

Lucio

In this follow up to the recent “PMA Fresh Summit 2014” in Anaheim, California, we feature Marcella Lucio, V. P. of Marketing and Sales for Silver Vase Orchids and Bromeliads in Homestead, Florida. With a beautiful display of her products in the Produce Marketing Association’s “Fresh Summit” this year, Lucio says it has become a great event for fresh flower and floral producers nowadays too, right along with the produce marketers who have grown the event into one of, if not the largest show of its kind in the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Nat’l Watermelon Promotion Board at PMA Fresh Summit is A HIT!

Carved Watermelons on display Part of the NWPB’s exhibit at Fresh Summit 2014

Carved Watermelons on display
Part of the NWPB’s exhibit at Fresh Summit 2014

Professional food carver NWPB exhibit at PMA Fresh Summit 2014

Professional food carver
NWPB exhibit at PMA Fresh Summit 2014

Hunt

Hunt

Continuing our series of news features gathered at the recent Produce Marketing Association “PMA Fresh Summit 2014” in Anaheim California, long-time watermelon promoter Gordon Hunt discusses the importance of the “PMA Fresh Summit” in the overall scheme of things. He also discusses some of the new watermelon varieties and other by-products coming into play at the consumer level, and Learn more and hear interview.

Ag in Review for the Week Ending November 7, 2014

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we look back at how the elections affected agriculture, have more information concerning USDA’s plans to move forward with another beef check-off program, along with a story about how these are the best of times for agriculture.

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Connecting on a New Level

Cindy Zimmerman

Cindy Zimmerman

Cindy Zimmerman has this story on how one man involved in agriculture is connecting on a new level.


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Citrus Rootstock Cooperators Sought

The Citrus Research and Development Foundation encourages grower participation in cooperator field trials for further evaluation of HLB-tolerant rootstocks. Letters of interest should be submitted by December 1. See the link below for complete information.

CRDF Commercial Field Trial of Candidate HLB Tolerant Rootstocks

NFU Women’s Conference Coming to Florida

The National Farmers Union announced that registration for the organizations Women’s Conference for farm and rural women is now open. The conference starts January 17, 2015 in Clearwater, Florida.


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USDA Seeks Input on New Beef Promotion Order

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service is seeking input from the public to guide its development of a new industry-funded promotion, research and information order (also known as a “checkoff program”) for beef and beef products. The new order would be in addition to the existing beef checkoff program, providing American beef producers with more resources for the marketing of their products and research to help strengthen the country’s beef industry.

“Beef industry representatives agree that this important program needs more resources. USDA is Read the rest of this entry »

Guilty as Charged

peanut-butter-and-gavelEverett Griner talks about peanut officials being found guilty in today’s Agri View.


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Public Comment Sought on Conservation Stewardship Program

From USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida:

Gainesville, Fla., Nov. 6, 2014 – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in is seeking public comments on changes to the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) interim final rule.

USDA published the interim final rule, which contains the statutory changes to CSP in the Federal Register yesterday. The rule will be open for public comments through Jan. 5, 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Subsidiaries of the World’s Largest Fertilizer Producer to Reduce Harmful Air Emissions at Four Florida Plants

From the Environmental Protection Agency:

ATLANTA – In a settlement with the United States, three subsidiaries of the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PCS), the world’s largest fertilizer producer, will take steps to reduce harmful air emissions at eight U.S. production plants—including Read the rest of this entry »

Growing Citrus in Pots and Screen Houses

Brian Boman

Brian Boman

Barrett Gruber

Barrett Gruber

Citrus being grown in containers both inside and outside screen houses was featured during a November 5 Advanced Citrus Production Field Day at the Indian River Research and Education Center. The field day was presented by University of Florida speakers. In the first report, Barrett Gruber discusses positive early results growing the trees under screen in an effort to keep out HLB-spreading psyllids. In the second report, Brian Boman reports on irrigation of containerized trees.


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U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is on Tour

forest-service-logoThe U.S. Capitol Christmas tree is on tour as Cindy Zimmerman has the story.


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To learn more about this year’s tree and its venture click here.

Florida EQIP Signup Deadline is Two Weeks Away

usda-logoOdessa Armstrong with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida wants to remind farmers and ranchers across the state there are only two weeks left to get your application in for 2015 funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.


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UF receives $200,000 grant

strawberries-1The WalMart foundation recently gave The University Of Florida a $200,000 grant to continue phase 2 research on organic strawberries, here’s more on this story


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National Potato Council submits trade estimate

National Potato Council submitted this year’s trade estimate, which increased by 7 percent. Here’s more on the estimate.


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2014 Crop Management Seminar is Next Week

Ed Barnes

Ed Barnes

Cotton Incorporated’s Dr. Ed Barnes wants to remind growers that now is the time to get registered for the 2014 Crop Management Seminar which will take place next week in Tifton, Georgia.


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To register and learn more go to www.cottoninc.com.

Citrus Industry This Week: Field Day Report; Online CEU; Next Forecast

The Citrus Industry This Week masthead represents the e-newsletter being sent weekly to growers and industry

Today’s issue of Citrus Industry This Week contains a report from an Advanced Citrus Production Systems field day in Fort Pierce, how to earn a core continuing education unit online, and information on next week’s citrus crop forecast. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe free and view the current issue. Click here to subscribe to the monthly Citrus Industry magazine.

Register Now for Florida Fall Cattle Conference

The University of Florida/IFAS invites cattle ranchers across the state to attend the Florida Fall Cattlemen’s Conference and Allied Trade Show, November 20th in Ocala. But a reminder, registration is needed by this Friday November 7th.


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To register or learn more go to eventbrite.com.

Changes in Agriculture Committee

Dale Moore

Dale Moore

American Farm Bureau’s Dale Moore looks at some of the changes in store for agriculture in Congress after this week’s elections.


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