Service Provides $1.1 Billion to State Wildlife Agencies Benefiting Outdoor Recreationists, Conservation, Regional Economies

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From the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that it will distribute $1.1 billion in revenues generated by the hunting and angling industry to state and territorial fish and wildlife agencies throughout the nation. The funds support critical fish and wildlife conservation and

Stagnant Water Policy Bill Gets Senate Approval

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FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA By JIM TURNER THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, April 29, 2015………. The Florida Senate approved its version of a water-policy bill Wednesday with the hope some of the issues will be considered when lawmakers get back together for a special session. The overall bill is a casualty of a budget impasse that has short-circuited the legislative …

New Webcasts Address Seedling Disease and Soil Fertility

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From The Cotton Board: Memphis, TN – Seedling disease problems and soil fertility are both important factors in establishing cotton stands and ensuring a healthy cotton crop through the growing season. Two new ‘Focus on Cotton’ webcasts, produced by Cotton Incorporated and the Plant Management Network, can help growers and their consultants get

Capitol Hill Briefing Focuses on the Role of Milk in Child Nutrition Programs

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From the National Milk Producers Federation and International Dairy Foods Association: WASHINGTON, DC – A Capitol Hill briefing for House staff yesterday focused on a new report on “Fluid Milk in School Programs” by the National Dairy Council. It was hosted by Representative G.T. Thompson (R-PA) and Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT) in the House Committee on Agriculture. The National Milk …

Publix Supports Florida Farmers with Record 1 Million “Fresh From Florida” Promotions

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From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced today that Publix, the largest supermarket chain in Florida, partnered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ “Fresh From Florida” campaign for a record 1 million store ads. Publix joined the “Fresh From Florida” retail campaign in 2006, and has consistently

Peanut Farmers Approve the Georgia Peanut Commission by 92 Percent

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From the Georgia Peanut Commission: TIFTON, Ga. (April 28, 2015) TIFTON, Ga.-Georgia peanut farmers reaffirmed the Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) by a vote of 92.41 percent during the recent referendum, held March 16 through April 15. “I appreciate the farmer’s confidence in the commission and we are committed to continue earning that confidence,” says

Kroger, Nation’s Largest Supermarket Chain, Begins Promoting “Fresh From Florida” for the First Time

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From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced today that Kroger, the country’s largest supermarket chain, is promoting “Fresh From Florida” sweet corn through an online coupon and in-store advertising campaign in more than 300 Kroger stores in seven states. This is

Commissioner Putnam Recognizes Florida’s Responsible Forest Owners During National Arbor Day

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From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In honor of National Arbor Day today, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Florida Forest Service are recognizing Florida’s forest owners for their commitment to the protection of Florida’s forests and wildlife. Through a new voluntary program,

USDA Announces Partnerships with Farmers and Ranchers to Address Climate Change

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From the U.S. Department of Agriculture: EAST LANSING, Mich., April 23, 2015 — In a speech today at Michigan State University, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack laid out a comprehensive approach to partner with agricultural producers to address the threat of climate change. Building on the creation of USDA’s Climate Hubs last year, the new initiatives will utilize voluntary, incentive-based conservation, …