Water from Lake Okeechobee Discharges

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Water

Significant Portion of Water from Lake Okeechobee Discharges Has Been Sent South in 2016 During the ongoing media coverage of the blue-green algae blooms and Lake Okeechobee releases, some individuals have been calling for additional land to be purchased to “send the water south.” According to data made available by the South Florida Water Management District, a significant portion of …

Provisions of Yoho Bill Adopted by the USDA

Randall Equine, Florida, General, Industry News Release, Livestock

From the Office of Florida Congressman Ted Yoho: Washington, D.C. – Today, in a victory for Congressman Ted S. Yoho’s (R-FL-03) PAST Act (H.R. 3268) and animal welfare, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced proposed changes to strengthen enforcement of the Horse Protection Act (HPA) and end inhumane practices known as soring. …

Soy Growers Welcome European Approval of New Biotech Traits

Randall Field Crops, Industry News Release, Soybeans

From the American Soybean Association: ST. LOUIS (July 22, 2016) – American Soybean Association (ASA) President and Greenwood, Del., soybean farmer Richard Wilkins welcomed news this morning out of Brussels that the European Union (EU) has approved three outstanding biotech soybean traits for import and processing. The approved traits include the Xtend dicamba-tolerant soybean and Vistive Gold high oleic soybean …

UF/IFAS Mole Cricket Biological Control Program Saves State Millions

Randall Cattle, Field Crops, Florida, Industry News Release, Livestock

From the University of Florida IFAS by Beverly James GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In a recent study, researchers with the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences in cooperation with Florida A&M University economists estimated that a 34-year program to control invasive pest mole crickets in the state has saved cattlemen approximately 13.6 million dollars a year. Over the …

Celebrate Florida Agriculture and Natural Resources by Cheering on the Gators

Randall Ag "Outdoors", Cattle, Citrus, Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, General, Industry News Release, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops

From the University of Florida/IFAS: GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Farmers, ranchers, landscapers – and everyone in between – are invited to celebrate Agriculture and Gardening Day at the University of Florida’s homecoming football game, Oct. 15, 2016. UF Athletics and the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are hosting the event and offering discounted tickets to anyone connected to agriculture …