From the News Service of Florida
THE 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.
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.
For landowners with issues concerning feral swine, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama wants to remind you that funding is available through Alabama’s Wild Pig Damage Management Program. But those interested need to apply by February 19.
In his 2017 budget proposal, President Obama will include an increase in federal spending for agriculture research and development.
Today, Cathy Isom has a story about how one farmer’s experience of voluntary conservation efforts have grown over a five decade period.
For any farmer or landowner who has thought about taking part in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), now is a good time to act on that thought. Cathy Isom has more information on why.
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida wants to invite those interested to attend the Veteran, Small and New Farmer Workshop in Monticello on February 16. Register free by February 9 on-line at http://www.farmcredit-fl.com/workshop.aspx or call 850-526-4910.