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Avocado Skin Care

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Cathy Isom has some ideas than may help us in fighting the signs of aging skin with Avocados. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more.

New Citrus Industry Website Feature

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There’s a new and easy way citrus growers can get in touch with companies for the goods and services they need. Visit the 2017 Vendor Directory of Products and Services on the Citrus Industry magazine website. Company categories include chemicals, groves services, nutritionals and more. The online guide includes contact information and links to vendor websites.

Northwest Florida Beef Conference Coming in February

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On February 8, the Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show will be held at the Agriculture Conference Center, Jackson County Extension Office, in Marianna, Florida. Registration and the Trade Show for the 32nd annual event will open at 7:30 am central time, the program starts at 8:15 am, and concludes with a steak lunch. There will be a $5 per person registration fee for advanced ticket sales, or $10 payable at the door.

Ag in Review for the Week Ending January 6, 2017

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending January 6, we have a report from the annual Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, talk about the Longleaf Initiative, have information about the introduction of peanut products to infants, politics and the farm bill, Read the rest of this entry »

Florida Cattlemen’s Institute and Allied Trade Show is January 19

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The 34th annual Florida Cattlemen’s Institute and Allied Trade Show will be held Thursday, January 19, at the Turner Agri-Center in Arcadia, Florida. A variety of topics will be discussed including weed control, the economic outlook, energy & protein supplementation, and the Veterinary Feed Directive. Plus, there will be Florida Cattlemen’s Association committee updates.

Florida NRCS WRE Signup Deadline Nearing

Florida wetlands-EvergladesUSDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida reminds agricultural landowners and Indian tribes to apply for a Wetland Reserve Easement. You have until January 13 to do so for 2017 funding. Applications are available online, or Contact Crenel Francis, 352-338-9508 for questions and submissions. Read the rest of this entry »

Settlement Sought in Florida-Georgia Water War

The News Service of Florida

newserviceflorida-logo settlementA special master appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court has given Florida and Georgia a Jan. 24 deadline “to reach a framework for settlement” of a contentious legal fight over water rights. Read the rest of this entry »

Agricultural Hall of Fame Banquet Feb. 14-Tickets Now on Sale

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Tickets are on sale for the 38th annual Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame banquet on Feb. 14, which will honor four inductees who have made invaluable contributions to Florida agriculture.

The banquet, which each year celebrates the accomplishments of industry leaders who have served in research, education and business, is held in the Special Events Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. Tickets are $60 per person, and tables of eight are available. Tickets may be purchased online at http://floridaaghalloffame2017.eventbrite.com or by calling 813-230-1918. Read the rest of this entry »

UF Expanding Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center

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The University of Florida/IFAS has research and education centers at various locations across the state, and one of those is the Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center at Live Oak. This facility serves an area of one of the highest concentration of farms in the state. And according to Dr. Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, they are concentrating resources at that facility to keep up with growers’ needs. Read the rest of this entry »

Learn More About Florida’s Water Resources with New UF/IFAS Website

uf-ifas-logo websiteGAINESVILLE, Fla.— Are you concerned about how your water tastes? Do you want to know how much you use, or whether we’ll have enough water for the next generation? A new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences website links users with UF/IFAS programs on how to preserve and, perhaps improve the quantity and quality of water in Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

Judge Tosses Pollution Notification Rule

By Jim Saunders
The News Service of Florida

judgeTHE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, December 30, 2016… In a victory for business groups, an administrative law judge Friday ruled that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection overstepped its authority in proposing new requirements for notifying the public when pollution occurs. Read the rest of this entry »

Senators Ready to Wade Into Lake Okeechobee Issues

From: The News Service of Florida

newserviceflorida-logoFocusing on a priority of Senate President Joe Negron, a Senate panel in January will receive a series of presentations about polluted water discharges from Lake Okeechobee and efforts to restore the Everglades. Read the rest of this entry »

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