On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Chef Justin Timineri, the “Fresh From Florida” Culinary Ambassador, talks to Franko Galoso about the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Student Chef Snack Cook Off.
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Everett Griner talks about wild hogs still rooting farmers out in today’s Agri View.
USDA made a few adjustments to its November peanut crop forecast. Tyron Spearman has a look at those numbers along with an update on other crops.
Mark Hudson from the USDA/NASS office in Washington D.C. released the November citrus crop forecast for Florida with all oranges at 108 million boxes, grapefruit at 15 million and tangerines at 900 thousand. FCOJ yield at 1.60 gallons per box.
The next USDA /NASS citrus crop forecast is scheduled to be released Wednesday, December 10, 2014 and will be carried “live” here on Southeast AgNet.com.
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The Cotton Board and Cotton Incorporated reminds those involved in the cotton industry across the Southeast the Crop Management Seminar, will take place this week, November 12-13 in Tifton, Georgia. Producers, consultants, and extension agents are all invited to hear the Read the rest of this entry »
Tyron Spearman has a look at a variety meetings and events coming up over the next few days.
Everett Griner talks about drone use in farming is still struggling in today’s Agri View.
In this follow up to the recent “PMA Fresh Summit 2014” in Anaheim, California, we feature Marcella Lucio, V. P. of Marketing and Sales for Silver Vase Orchids and Bromeliads in Homestead, Florida. With a beautiful display of her products in the Produce Marketing Association’s “Fresh Summit” this year, Lucio says it has become a great event for fresh flower and floral producers nowadays too, right along with the produce marketers who have grown the event into one of, if not the largest show of its kind in the world. Read the rest of this entry »
Continuing our series of news features gathered at the recent Produce Marketing Association “PMA Fresh Summit 2014” in Anaheim California, long-time watermelon promoter Gordon Hunt discusses the importance of the “PMA Fresh Summit” in the overall scheme of things. He also discusses some of the new watermelon varieties and other by-products coming into play at the consumer level, and Learn more and hear interview.
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we look back at how the elections affected agriculture, have more information concerning USDA’s plans to move forward with another beef check-off program, along with a story about how these are the best of times for agriculture.
The Citrus Research and Development Foundation encourages grower participation in cooperator field trials for further evaluation of HLB-tolerant rootstocks. Letters of interest should be submitted by December 1. See the link below for complete information.
From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service is seeking input from the public to guide its development of a new industry-funded promotion, research and information order (also known as a “checkoff program”) for beef and beef products. The new order would be in addition to the existing beef checkoff program, providing American beef producers with more resources for the marketing of their products and research to help strengthen the country’s beef industry.
“Beef industry representatives agree that this important program needs more resources. USDA is Read the rest of this entry »
Everett Griner talks about peanut officials being found guilty in today’s Agri View.
From USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida:
Gainesville, Fla., Nov. 6, 2014 – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in is seeking public comments on changes to the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) interim final rule.
USDA published the interim final rule, which contains the statutory changes to CSP in the Federal Register yesterday. The rule will be open for public comments through Jan. 5, 2015. Read the rest of this entry »
From the Environmental Protection Agency:
ATLANTA – In a settlement with the United States, three subsidiaries of the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PCS), the world’s largest fertilizer producer, will take steps to reduce harmful air emissions at eight U.S. production plants—including Read the rest of this entry »
Citrus being grown in containers both inside and outside screen houses was featured during a November 5 Advanced Citrus Production Field Day at the Indian River Research and Education Center. The field day was presented by University of Florida speakers. In the first report, Barrett Gruber discusses positive early results growing the trees under screen in an effort to keep out HLB-spreading psyllids. In the second report, Brian Boman reports on irrigation of containerized trees.
Odessa Armstrong with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida wants to remind farmers and ranchers across the state there are only two weeks left to get your application in for 2015 funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.
National Potato Council submitted this year’s trade estimate, which increased by 7 percent. Here’s more on the estimate.
Today’s issue of Citrus Industry This Week contains a report from an Advanced Citrus Production Systems field day in Fort Pierce, how to earn a core continuing education unit online, and information on next week’s citrus crop forecast. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe free and view the current issue. Click here to subscribe to the monthly Citrus Industry magazine.
The University of Florida/IFAS invites cattle ranchers across the state to attend the Florida Fall Cattlemen’s Conference and Allied Trade Show, November 20th in Ocala. But a reminder, registration is needed by this Friday November 7th.
To register or learn more go to eventbrite.com.