Vilsack Urges Congress to Pass Wildfire Funding Fix

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces 2015 Wildfires Burned Record Acres, Urges Congress to Pass Wildfire Funding Fix Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that in 2015, wildfires burned a record 10,125,149 acres across the United States, surpassing the previous record set in 2006. The Secretary renewed the call for Congress to pass the bi-partisan Wildfire Disaster Funding Act. In 2015, …

Fast Tractor

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A 1952 Ford 8N tractor dubbed the “8NCREDIBLE” is reported to have taken the title of world’s fastest farm tractor, reaching a speed of just over 96 miles per miles per hour and breaking a record that has stood for 81 years. Cathy Isom tells us about the new world record for the fastest farm tractor. Download Audio  

Commissioner Adam H. Putnam’s Statement on President Obama’s Executive Action Restricting Gun Rights

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From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s executive action restricting gun rights: “Our right to bear arms is enshrined in our U.S. Constitution, yet President Obama has again circumvented Congress with this executive action, infringing on

Springs Backers Seek Water Policy Changes

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FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA By JIM TURNER THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 4, 2016………. An advocacy group for Florida’s natural springs has outlined concerns with a major water-policy bill that is expected to be quickly approved during the upcoming 2016 legislative session. The Florida Springs Council, a consortium of 35 organizations, is telling lawmakers what changes are needed to …

Tickets Now on Sale for Feb. 9 Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Banquet

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From the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame: TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 4, 2016) — Tickets are on sale for the 37th annual Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame banquet on Feb. 9, which will honor four inductees who have made invaluable contributions to Florida agriculture. The banquet, which each year celebrates the accomplishments of industry leaders who have served in research, education …

New Water Policy Expected to Flow in Session

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From: News Service of Florida Shortly after the 2016 legislative session goes through its opening rituals, the House and Senate will take up a statewide water-policy proposal more than two years in the making. The proposal (SB 552 and HB 7005), which sped through legislative committees, has attracted some last-minute opposition from environmental groups that contend it wouldn’t go far …

Bill Seeks to Preserve Bear Habitats, Reduce Conflicts

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From: News Service of Florida Pointing to a lack of coordination between agencies, House Minority Leader Mark Pafford, D-West Palm Beach, filed a bill Tuesday designed to protect black-bear habitats while reducing conflicts between bears and humans. The bill (HB 1055) is filed for the 2016 legislative session and is identical to a measure (SB 1096) filed earlier by Sen. …