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Clinton in Favor of WOTUS, Trump Against

The Presidential candidates are split when it comes to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S. rule. This week, Democratic candidate Hilary Clinton told Farm Futures she supports the rule that seeks to clarify the types of water the EPA can regulate under the Clean Water Act. Read the rest of this entry »

Finding the Best Farmers Market

American Farmland Trust Reveals Top Ranked Farmers Markets in America

Atlanta Farmers MarketWednesday marked the end of American Farmland Trust’s annual summer-long Farmers Market Celebration ? an effort to encourage shoppers across the nation to endorse their local farmers market as ?Best in Class,? rallying support for local farms and family farmers. Read the rest of this entry »

Edible Packaging

edible packagingToday Cathy Isom tells us about edible packaging that can cover your food and is also safe to eat. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report, watch the video and learn more.

Florida Agriculture, Natural Resources Employment Up 29 Percent in 13 Years

From the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences:
By: Brad Buck

uf_ifas_logoGAINESVILLE, Fla. — About 1.56 million people worked full- or part-time in agriculture, natural resources and food industries in 2014, an increase of about 40,000 workers from 2013, and nearly 29 percent from 2001, according to a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences economic report.

Direct employment in Read the rest of this entry »

Farmers Urging Congress to Swiftly Move on TPP Agreement

Through groups like the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the American Farm Bureau, thousands of farmers are asking Congress to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement quickly.

NCGA says more than 6,000 farmers have written letters to Congress urging passage of the agreement this year. NCGA is delivering those letters to lawmakers this week. Meanwhile, Farm Bureau joined Read the rest of this entry »

Preserving Eggs

homemade pickled eggsCathy Isom tells us how farm fresh eggs in the early days stayed fresh without refrigeration. That’s coming up on “This Land of Ours.” Hear Cathy’s report, watch the video and learn more.

Florida FFA President Encourages Participation

William Jameson

William Jameson

Some young people wonder how best to get started in FFA, and possibly work their way up to serve as an officer. William Jameson, the 2016-2017 Florida State FFA President, explains how he got started.


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Florida Cattlemen Urged to Act Now

From the Florida Cattlemen’s Association:

fca-logoLast month, the Department of Treasury’s proposed regulations under Section 2704 to eliminate or greatly reduce the discounts for lack of control and lack of marketability for family related entities, and would effectively discourage families from continuing to operate, grow their family businesses and pass them on to future generations or others.

Valuation discounts are an important tool in estate planning. The two main discounts are for lack of control (also referred to as minority interest) and lack of marketability. In order to take advantage of these discounts, Read the rest of this entry »

Ag Confidence Continues to Decline

Combine harvesting crop cornThe recent Ag Confidence Index compiled by DTN reached the lowest score recorded since the poll began. Known as the ACI, the August results from farmer surveys produced the lowest score, of 72 in the seven-year history of the index.

One year ago, the ACI was a more neutral 98. The data reflects a 27 percent drop in confidence from last year. A poll organizer says Read the rest of this entry »

Alabama Landowners Reminded of NRCS Signup Batching Deadline

USDA/NRCSUSDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama has announced that October 21st is the signup batching date for producers interested in 2017 funding for four of their conservation programs.


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Report Shows EPA Continues to Enforce WOTUS

beef-usa-logoA new report shows despite a court order injunction, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to enforce the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. Scott Yager, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Environmental Counsel, discusses that Senate Environment and Public Works Committee report.


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Farm-to-Market Roads

Farm Equipment on Rural Roads
Everett Griner talks about Farm-to-Market roads needing repair in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more.

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