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Drone Rules

Yamaha RMAX 1 droneEverett Griner talks about the FAA drone rules in today’s Agri View.


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Springs Funding Added to Senate’s Everglades Fix

From the News Service of Florida

springs fundingTHE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, February 9, 2016.. Money to restore the state’s natural springs has been attached to a proposal that would direct as much as $200 million a year to South Florida water projects.

The Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee supported an amendment Tuesday that would require at least $75 million a year to be budgeted for springs preservation. Learn more.

Alabama/Florida Peanut Trade Show is Thursday

al-fl-peanut-trade-show-logoFarmers and others in the peanut industry are being reminded that the annual Alabama/Florida Peanut Trade Show will take place this Thursday. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Great Success with Microbes

Great Success with Microbes for Florida Citrus Grower

Great Success with Microbes

Doug Holmberg

Doug Holmberg is having great success with microbes in suppressing phytophthora and nematodes. He said the broad-range microbes he gets from Pathway have made the biggest difference in the health of his grove. Holmberg owns and operates Holmberg Farms, a citrus and ornamental nursery in Lithia, Florida.


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Slight Changes in USDA’s Florida Citrus Crop Forecast

citrus crop forecastThe only changes made in today’s U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) citrus crop forecast were in Florida. Red grapefruit decreased 3 percent, going from 8.5 million boxes to 8.2 million boxes. The projection for honey tangerines increased from 600,000 boxes to 700,000 boxes, bringing the overall Florida tangerine total to 1.5 million boxes.


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February USDA Citrus Crop Forecast Maturity Test Results and Fruit Size form.

The next USDA citrus crop forecast is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. You can hear the release live on SoutheastAgNet.com.

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Hoping Congress Will Pass Trans Pacific Partnership Soon

Phillip Seng

Phillip Seng

We told you last week that the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal was reached with signing of the agreement by the member nations. The next step for the TPP is U.S. congressional approval. U.S. Meat Export Federation President and CEO, Phillip Seng, hopes that approval comes soon.


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Florida Beef Involved in Big Food Event

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes has information about a big event the Florida Beef Council took part in this past weekend, where beef played a big role in many ways.


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Drought Impacts on Forests and Rangelands

autumn morning forestA new Forest Service report offers a look at how drought might continue to impact our nation’s forests and rangelands in the future. Rod Bain has more.


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Proposed Budget Would Increase Ag Research

In his 2017 budget proposal, President Obama will include an increase in federal spending for agriculture research and development.


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Gourds Aplenty

gourdsEverett Griner talks about the different types of gourds in today’s Agri View.


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Beef Quality Assurance Free Certification Period Underway

bqa-logoBeef and dairy producers can take advantage of free Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification online now through April 15, as the $25-$50 online training fee for every person is being picked up for those who complete the BQA training process.


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Voluntary Conservation Journey

Today, Cathy Isom has a story about how one farmer’s experience of voluntary conservation efforts have grown over a five decade period.


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