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Home Preserving

Canning: Mother Sons Preserving Homegrown Fruits and VegetablesEverett Griner talks about home preserving foods increasing in today’s Agri View.


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Garden Décor

Garden collageA good garden can and should be about a lot more than growing flowers or food. Cathy Isom tells us about some useful things besides plants that will spruce up your garden.


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ASTA New Leadership to Guide Future of Seed Industry

asta-logo-hi-res-1More than 470 seed industry professionals from across the nation gathered in Portland, Oregon  June 18-22 for a  joint Annual Convention of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) and the Oregon Seed Association.  ASTA’s Annual Convention brings together the association’s diverse membership to tackle the collective issues confronting the seed industry today.  During the meeting, ASTA elected its 2016-2017 officer team which will continue to  drive the association’s five year Strategic Plan, focusing strongly on advocacy, efficiency of operations, and internal and external communications. Read the rest of this entry »

UF Survey Shows Most Floridians Want to Know More about Genetically Modified Foods

From the University of Florida/IFAS:
By: Ashley McLeod

uf_ifas_logoGAINESVILLE, Fla. — While almost half of Floridians acknowledge buying genetically modified foods, a recent survey by the Center for Public Issues Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Florida reveals that most people want to know much more about those foods.

“The study shows that Floridians believe they don’t know much about genetically modified foods and their Read the rest of this entry »

A Little Bit of Progress in Lifting Trade Barriers with Cuba

Michael T. Scuse

Michael T. Scuse

The number two official at the Agriculture Department says U.S. farmers may be one step closer to seeing trade restrictions with Cuba lifted. Gary Crawford has the first part of the story.


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FAA to Allow Commercial Drone Use

unmanned drone2On Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced a rule that will allow the use of drones commercially, including for agricultural purposes. The FAA rule limits most small commercial drone operations to daylight hours and requires operators to get certified every two years.


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Possible Compromise Near on National GMO Labeling Law

The ranking Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee, Michigan’s Debbie Stabenow, says lawmakers are getting “close” to reaching a deal on GMO labeling.

Stabenow told Politico she and the committee’s chair, Kansas Republican Pat Roberts, are “narrowing the issues” surrounding GMO labeling legislation. Stabenow says she and Roberts are Read the rest of this entry »

GMO Law

GMO foodsEverett Griner talks about GMO labeling becoming law of the land in today’s Agri View.


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Fertilizer from Banana Peel

banana peel fertilzerMore than 100 billion bananas are eaten every year in the world, making them the fourth most popular agricultural product. Cathy Isom tells us about the popular fruit also known as some of the best fertilizer for your garden.


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Peanut Crop Pegging Ahead of Normal

peanuts-peggingAccording to USDA’s weekly Crop Progress and Condition Report, the peanut crop across much of the Southeast is pegging ahead of the normal average. Tyron Spearman has this week’s peanut crop update.


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Florida Beef Council Chairman Gives Checkoff Update

Cliff Coddington

Cliff Coddington

During last week’s Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention, the Florida Beef Council gave its annual report. And Cliff Coddington from Bradenton, Florida talks about some of the events the council took part in.


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Sunrise to Sundown, Beekeeper and Forester Never Stops

Willie Earl Paramore (picture from Florida NRCS)

Willie Earl Paramore (picture from Florida NRCS)

From sunrise to sundown, there is one Florida beekeeper and forester who never stops moving, learning or doing. In a story from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service of Florida, this coming September Willie Earl Paramore will turn 90, but he isn’t letting any grass grow under his feet.


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