Veterans, small and new farmers are being reminded you are welcome to take part in a workshop in Crestview, Florida this Thursday, July 21. Darryl Williams, district conservationist with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Okaloosa County, says you can learn more about the various programs being offered.
Overshadowed by the GMO labeling bill, the U.S. House of Representative’s last week also passed a spending bill for the Environmental Protection Agency. All 12 appropriation bills in Congress face a rather uncertain future, as lawmakers are now on summer recess and only a few Read the rest of this entry »
In case you missed it, both the Senate and House have adjourned so that lawmakers can attend their respective party presidential conventions and for their annual August recess. They are not scheduled to return to Washington D.C. until after Labor Day.
The Farm Bureau Women’s Communications Boot Camp is open to all women who are Farm Bureau members and want to enhance their communication and leadership skills. Cathy Isom tells us about the crash-course helping women in farming be better communicators on and off the farm. That’s coming up on “This Land of Ours.” Hear Cathy’s report and learn more.
Top Agriculture groups are putting out a ‘call to arms’ after comments last week by congressional leaders suggesting it’s unlikely the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal will be considered during the lame duck session this year. Both Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are downplaying the chances for a TPP vote this year. McConnell blames a lack of votes during a presidential election year while Ryan says the deal needs “fixing”.
For this week’s Georgia Grown Moment, Karl Zimmer, CEO and President of Premium Peanut, discusses their new shelling operation in Douglas, Georgia. Mr. Zimmer also touches on the important role Georgia Grown has played at Premium.
On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam talks about hurricane preparedness. Floridians should have a disaster supply kit and have a plan of action in case a storm hits.
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have the latest concerning passage of the GMO labeling bill, how USDA’s proposed organic livestock rule is of real concern for many in the livestock industry, horses, farm labor Read the rest of this entry »
AgNet Media is proud to join University of Florida Athletics and the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) to promote the 2016 Agriculture and Gardening Day at UF, when the Gators play University of Missouri Tigers at UF’s homecoming football game October 15, 2016. The staff at AgNet Media are excited to support an […]
With the 2016 Citrus Expo approaching, Harold Browning, chief operations officer of the Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF), is reminding Florida growers to take the bactericide survey if they haven’t already done so. The deadline to complete the survey is August 5. It can be found online at citrusexpo.net. Browning said that the bactericide […]