From the Florida Farm Bureau Federation:
The May 13-15 visit is part of Florida Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Field to the Hill trip to the nation’s capital. More than 80 Farm Bureau members from across the Read the rest of this entry »
The Florida Cattlemen’s Association reminds producers and ranchers across the state that their annual convention is just around the corner. It will be held June 16-18 at the Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate. For more information go to floridacattlemen.org.
Everett Griner talks about forecasting emphasis changing in today’s Agri View.
Cathy Isom talks about the Farmer’s Market Phenomenon – why the most traditional way to buy and sell farm products is becoming more popular.
From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Forest Service is now accepting applications for the Southern Pine Beetle Assistance and Prevention Program. The application period runs from today through June 30. The program is available to non-industrial private forest landowners. Read the rest of this entry »
A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In this edition of USDA Week In Review, USDA Farmers Market opens, singing the praises of unsung heroes, and celebrating Cinco de Mayo.
Vic Story, a grower and caretaker from Polk County, gives a recent example of how he gets production ideas from fellow growers.
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Everett Griner talks about precision agriculture, FFA’s future in today’s Agri View.
FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA
By MARGIE MENZEL
THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, May 8, 2015……….A symposium on the Apalachicola Bay and Apalachicola River ended Friday with scientists delving into some of the same issues that a special master appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court is now considering — how to Read the rest of this entry »
The Marion County Legislative Farm Tour took place Friday, as Southeast AgNet’s Josh McGill was there and has this report.
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we talk about new dollars coming to Alabama, Florida and Georgia through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, how to get rid of old paint, oil and other chemicals, and an interesting story about tomato varieties.
What type of soil we build on and its properties goes a long way in determining how strong and safe our structure will be. Today Cathy Isom checks out the role soil plays when it comes to building houses or major structures.
ISTANBUL, May 8, 2015 – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the following statement today, May 8, after endorsing the final communique by the G-20 Agriculture Ministers in Istanbul, Turkey:“I commend Minister of Agriculture Mehmet Mehdi Eker for hosting this important ministerial on food security. Members of the G-20 represent about 85 percent of global gross domestic product and over 75 percent of world trade, so it is important for us to come together to develop strategies for achieving sustainable food systems and to recognize how Read the rest of this entry »
Today is the final day that you can make comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretaries regarding the proposed 2015 Dietary Guidelines.
Everett Griner talks about adult education on food production in today’s Agri View.
EPA Grants Experimental Use Permit to Southern Gardens Citrus and Establishes a Temporary Food Safety Tolerance Exemption to Allow Wider Testing of Spinach Defensin Technology Against Citrus Greening Disease
CLEWISTON, Fla. (U. S. Sugar Corp. Release) – May 7, 2015 – In a landmark step in the fight against citrus greening disease, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved Southern Gardens Citrus’ (SGC) application for an Experimental Use Permit under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. This allows SGC to move forward in its development of the possible use of a protein derived from spinach that appears to help control this devastating disease.
Citrus greening disease, or Huanglongbing (HLB), is Read the rest of this entry »
From the National Corn Growers Association:
The National Corn Growers Association today thanked Senators Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) for introducing a bill to expand the volatility waiver for E15 ethanol, ultimately increasing consumers’ access higher blends of ethanol year-round.
“We applaud Senators Donnelly, Grassley, and Fischer for their bipartisan efforts to increase the market for ethanol producers and Read the rest of this entry »
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Today’s issue of Citrus Industry This Week includes a report on using neonics for psyllid control on young trees and thoughts from a grower on the “evolution” of HLB. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe free and view the current issue. Click here to subscribe to the monthly Citrus Industry magazine.