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NASS Encourages Southeast Producers to Return Census Forms

Dan Alabama, Census of Agriculture, Florida, Georgia, USDA-NASS

If you have yet to return your 2017 Census of Agriculture form, time is running out to do so. The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture urges Southeast producers to do their part and be counted. Alabama State Statistician Cynthia Price, Florida State Statistician Mark Hudson and NASS Southern Region Director Jim Ewing in Georgia are …

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FSA’s Risk Mitigation Program Pays Off After Irma for Florida Shellfish Hatchery

Dan Aquaculture, Florida, Industry News Release

Bay Shellfish Company is a commercial hatchery in Florida, located south of the Tampa Bay area on Terra Ceia Island. The operation, opened in 1996, is the first commercial hatchery to produce commercial oyster seed in the state. “We produce shellfish for research, restoration and commercial production,” said Curtis Hemmel, owner and operator of Bay Shellfish Company. Hemmel’s company isNAP …

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Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight: 2018 Hurricane Season

Dan FL Commissioner Report, Florida, Weather

On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam speaks on the importance of being prepared for this year’s hurricane season. 2018 Hurricane Season For additional information about severe weather in Florida visit FloridaDisaster.org You can follow Florida Commissioner Adam Putnam on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Discover more by visiting FreshFromFlorida.com.

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended June 01, 2018, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states.   AL Livestock Market Report: AL Livestock Market Report At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the Week ended Jun 01, 2018, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 8,400 head compared …

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Introducing the Agriculture Communicators of Florida

Dan Education, Florida, Industry News Release, Research

The Agriculture Institute of Florida, founded more than 40 years ago to raise the profile of Florida agriculture among elected officials and consumers, has changed its name to Agriculture Communicators of Florida. The organization’s mission remains “to educate, encourage and empower individuals and organizations to communicate more effectively on behalf of Florida agriculture.” Members are a diverse mix of communications …

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EWP Program Funding Helps in Aftermath of Hurricanes

Dan Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS, Water, Weather

Hurricane season is officially underway, and forecasters are predicting another busy season this year. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida wants landowners to know that if your area does suffer damage from a natural disaster, the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) can help. Program Funding Helps in Aftermath of Hurricanes

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UF Survey: Homeowners Want to Keep Their Lawns Lush and Conserve Water

Dan Florida, Research, Water

Homeowners who irrigate want a beautiful lawn, and they’re more than willing to conserve water, a new University of Florida survey shows. It’s not a matter of a lush lawn versus saving a precious commodity. They also want a landscape with pollinators, one that helps preserve the environment and one on which they can lie in a hammock for peace …

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Florida Cattlemen’s Convention Online Registration Ending

Dan Cattle, Florida

If you have yet to register for the 2018 Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show, then now is the time to do so, as the online registration deadline is Sunday, June 3. FCA’s Director of Field Services, Dusty Holley, says the 2018 event is coming up June 18-21 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. Florida Cattlemen’s Convention Online Registration Ending

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Ag Commissioner Candidates Take Aim at NAFTA

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Trade

Florida’s next agriculture commissioner likely will back White House efforts to change the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as a way to help the state’s farmers. Worried about the impact on Florida farmers, state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam has been a frequent critic of the 24-year-old trade deal between the United States, Canada and Mexico. But as Putnam prepares to …