Everett Griner talks about deer farming being a new adventure for today’s producers in today’s Agri View.
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida encourages producers to learn more about the Conservation Stewardship Program. Participants in the program take additional steps to improve resource conditions including soil quality, water quality, water quantity, air quality, and habitat quality, and even energy. One Florida farmer is pleased that he signed up for CSP.
Seminar sessions at the 2014 Citrus Expo will pick back up again this morning in Ft. Myers. But during yesterday afternoon’s session, growers were able to learn more about cost-share opportunities for precision nutrient and water management. Darrell Smith, assistant director of the Office of Ag Water Policy with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, spoke about cost-share opportunities, and Taylor Hillman caught up with him afterwards.
Everett Griner talks about why coffee is 100% imported in today’s Agri View.
From the Florida Division of Emergency Management:
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Ten years ago today, Hurricane Charley made landfall near Port Charlotte in Southwest Florida as a Category 4 storm, making it the strongest storm since Hurricane Andrew to impact Florida. On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Charley, Florida’s residents and visitors are reminded to have a family emergency plan and a disaster supply kit. It only takes one storm to significantly impact your family, business, and community.
“Hurricane Charley was the first of four hurricanes to impact Florida during the 2004 season. Florida’s State Emergency Response Team worked together to provide support during the response and recovery of the storm,” said FDEM Director Bryan W. Koon. “The 2004 hurricane season produced some of the Read the rest of this entry »
According to a story from Cindy Zimmerman, more folks in rural areas are receiving SNAP benefits than those in urban areas.
From the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries:
Montgomery, AL – The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries in cooperation with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, are conducting two agricultural pesticide collection days, one to be held Wednesday, September 3rd in Baldwin County and another on Thursday, September 4th in Henry County.
The ADAI Clean Sweep Program allows farmers, pesticide applicators, pesticide dealers, pest control operators, and nurseryman, at no cost, to bring up to Read the rest of this entry »
USDA’s latest forecasts are calling for record corn and soybean crops. But while the report was not as bearish for corn as some had expected, there are questions as to where prices are likely to go and what affect they could have on cash rents for land. Gary Crawford has the story.
From the National Cotton Council:
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The National Cotton Council commended USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) after RMA announced that the Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX) will be available to upland cotton producers through the federal crop insurance program beginning with the 2015 crop year.
NCC Chairman Wally Darneille said, “We appreciate RMA’s timely implementation of STAX and for making it available for upland cotton in all counties where Read the rest of this entry »
Everett Griner talks about the textile industry slowly rebuilding in today’s Agri View.
Yesterday, Cindy Zimmerman told us how hot bacon has been this summer. Today, she says a new beef product would like in on some of that action.
The USDA has released its first crop estimate for the year, and Tyron Spearman gives the numbers for the peanut crop along with other crop numbers.
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released its August crop condition report this afternoon. Angie Considine has the cotton numbers.
Everett Griner talks about used cooking oil being a new target for thieves in today’s Agri View.
Cindy Zimmerman has a report today about how hot bacon has been this summer.
Everett Griner talks about wild horses becoming a challenge in today’s Agri View.
This is recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast featuring reports about the 6-month mark of the new Farm Bill, about the new Cotton Transition Assistance Program which starts Monday, how the peanut crop looks right now in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, and about a new burger made from both beef and chicken.
From the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries:
MONTGOMERY, AL– Agriculture & Industries Commissioner John McMillan announces that the first positive case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been detected in Alabama.
“This is the time of year that we are extremely vulnerable to the spread of mosquito-borne viruses and we need to protect our livestock and ourselves” stated McMillan. “I want to encourage horse owners to vaccinate their horses for both EEE and West Nile Virus as soon as possible.”
EEE is a mosquito-transmitted disease that is much more severe than Read the rest of this entry »
How will the new poultry inspection rules affect consumers? Cindy Zimmerman’s report answers that question.
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USDA recently announced that U.S. farmers spent $367.3 billion on agricultural production in 2013.
Everett Griner talks about how the image of the cowboy has changed in today’s Agri View.
From USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida:
Private landowners can apply for incentive payments to restore longleaf pine in the Ocala region including: Alachua, Brevard, Citrus, Clay, Hernando, Lake, Levy, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Polk, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia counties. Applications are due to the Florida Forest Service by Read the rest of this entry »