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Turkey Time

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Thanksgiving is here and a big problem a lot of people expected did not happen this year. There is no shortage of turkeys. Everett Griner talks about the availability of turkeys, and their costs, for the holidays in today’s Agri View.

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A Consumer Guide to Safely Roasting a Turkey-USDA.

Turkey Thaw

TurkeyThis is the one time of year that many of us have to deal with preparing a giant frozen turkey and getting it on to the table on time. Cathy Isom tells us to make sure to plan ahead when it comes to thawing your Thanksgiving bird. Read the rest of this entry »

Uses for Cotton Outside of Apparel

Kim Kitchings

Kim Kitchings

When you think about uses for cotton, most people think apparel. But according to Kim Kitchings, vice president of corporate strategy for Cotton Incorporated, there are various efforts underway outside of apparel for uses of cotton.

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Former USDA Secretaries Urge Congress to Pass TPP

A bipartisan group of former U.S. Agriculture Secretaries Friday issued an open letter urging Congress to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Scott’s $79.3B Budget Seeks Tax Cuts, Economic Incentives


News Service of FloridaTHE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, November 23, 2015………. Gov. Rick Scott on Monday proposed boosting the state budget by more than $1 billion in the year that begins July 1, saying the additional spending would help Florida prepare to weather the next recession.

Despite calling for slashing $1 billion in taxes, the spending plan Scott outlined in Jacksonville would increase the total price tag for Read the rest of this entry »

New Research Could Be the Key to HLB

Dr. Jack Payne

Dr. Jack Payne

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) sent out a release today stating that it has developed a new transgenic citrus tree that shows strong resistance to greening. Although it may be a long time until the trees are available commercially, UF/IFAS senior vice president of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Jack Payne, said it’s Read the rest of this entry »

FAST TRACK Deadline Approaching

IMG_2501The registration period for FAST TRACK Suite III, featuring four IFAS seedless easy peel tangerine/mandarins will close at 4PM Tuesday, November 24, 2015. Once closed, registration to plant or commercialize these selections will remain closed for Read the rest of this entry »

Blue Milk

Blue Milk-Shatto DairyYou will not find it in your grocery store, unless you live in Missouri. There is a dairy producing Blue Milk. Everett Griner talks about a Missouri promotion that is catching on in today’s Agri View.

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Image credit: Permission granted for use by Shatto Milk Company, Osborn, Missouri.

Ag in Review for the Week Ending November 20, 2015

In our weekly recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we talk about new funds that are now available for landowners wishing to protect various land types through conservation easements, tax extenders, peanuts and trade, which type of turkey to buy for your Thanksgiving feast, bacon and more.

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Women’s Farm Bureau Boot Camp

women boot campCathy Isom tells us about the program giving women the opportunity to be the voice of agriculture. Now in its ninth year, American Farm Bureau Federation’s Women’s Communications Boot Camp is helping its members take their messages of farming to the public. Recent industry studies show women are the most trusted voice when it comes to ag. Maybe it’s because women are the ones who are more in charge of food when it comes to our homes.

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Learn more about the American Farm Bureau Women’s Boot Camp.

USDA Announces More Support for Conservation Easements

Leonard Jordan

Leonard Jordan

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced the availability of $350 million to help landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands. NRCS Assistant Chief Leonard Jordan says funds are now available for landowners wishing to protect various land types through conservation easements

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Florida Cattlemen to Hold Year End Quarterly Meeting

FCAThe Florida Cattlemen’s Association and Florida Cattlewomen will hold their Year End Quarterly Meeting December 3-4 in Melbourne, as the Brevard County Cattlemen and Cattlewomen will host this meeting.

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