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USDA Encourages Ag Producers, Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Dorian

Dan Cattle, Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, Fruits, General, Georgia, Industry, Industry Videos-Promoting Agriculture, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Pollinators, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables

WASHINGTON (USDA) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses in the path of Hurricane Dorian that USDA has programs that provide assistance in the wake of disasters. USDA staff in regional, state and county offices stand ready and are eager to help. In a continuing effort to serve the public, USDA partnered with …

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FDACS Update on Florida Hemp Plan

Dan Florida, Hemp, Industry News Release, Industry Videos-Promoting Agriculture

While awaiting the Governor’s signature on the state hemp program that was passed by the Legislature earlier this spring, Florida Agriculture Department officials are moving forward with the rule development process and other plans toward implementing the program. This recent video from the Department features Florida’s Director of Cannabis Holly Bell with an update on the hemp program and the …

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Political Wrangling Over Conservation Program Could Exacerbate Florida Algae Issues

Dan Cattle, Environment, Field Crops, Florida, Industry Videos-Promoting Agriculture, Lake Okeechobee, Legislative, Livestock, Specialty Crops, Water

by Gary Cooper In weekend budget talks, lawmakers slash funding for a key land and water conservation program that is vital to restoring Florida’s waterways. Florida’s Rural and Family Lands Protection Program (RFLPP) is a budget casualty. This program has a 20-year track record of success in preserving green space in perpetuity, while keeping farmland on the tax rolls. Program …

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Follow the Basic Steps for Stewardship of Treated Seed

Dan Industry Videos-Promoting Agriculture, Seeds

As planting season begins across the country, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) reminds farmers to follow the basic steps for stewardship of treated seed: follow directions on seed container labeling; eliminate weeds in the field prior to planting; minimize dust by using advanced seed flow lubricants; “BeeAware” of honey bees and hives located near the field; ensure that any …

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Give Back to Your Roots with Radiate

Dan Industry Videos-Promoting Agriculture, News from Our Sponsors

Loveland Products offers a complete line of high performance input products, with a portfolio of seed treatment, plant nutrition, fertilizer, adjuvant and crop protection products. Larry Stauber, with Southeast Technical Services, says one of those products is Radiate. It’s a patented formulation to enhance early season vigor and drive maximum root growth. Give Back to Your Roots with Radiate It’s …

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Conservatives Attack House Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry Videos-Promoting Agriculture, Legislative

Key Democrats in the House are already lining up in opposition to the House version of the 2018 Farm Bill because of proposed changes to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The House version was passed out of the Ag Committee in a partisan, party-line vote. The Hill Dot Com says the bill is now facing attacks from conservative groups. Americans for …

Florida-Georgia ‘Water War’ Could Keep Rolling Along

Dan Florida, Georgia, Industry Videos-Promoting Agriculture, Water

Even if the U.S. Supreme Court gives Florida a favorable ruling in its lawsuit against Georgia over water flow into the Apalachicola River, the decision likely would result in more litigation and new legal challenges involving the decades-old water war between the states. Those were the observations of five legal experts who on Thursday addressed a conference at Florida State …

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Farmers for Free Trade Launching $500,000 Ad Campaign on Trade

Dan Industry News Release, Industry Videos-Promoting Agriculture, Trade

Farmers for Free Trade is gearing up for a half-million-dollar ad campaign for a new television ad warning against the aggressive trade policies of President Trump. Farmers for Free Trade says those policies make agriculture a prime target against trade retaliation. The ad will highlight Montana grain and oilseed farmer Michelle Erickson-Jones. It’s scheduled to run on Fox and Friends, …

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USDA Trims Red Meat Production Numbers

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Industry Videos-Promoting Agriculture, Pork, Poultry

USDA slightly reduced its projections for red meat and poultry production in 2018. The forecast is slightly lower than last month, primarily due to a drop in beef production, which will more than offset increased pork and turkey production. The latest World Ag Supply and Demand Estimates Report says broiler production remains unchanged. USDA sees lower cattle slaughter and weights, …

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Florida Peanut Producers Hold Annual Meeting

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The Florida Peanut Producers Association (FPPA) held their annual membership meeting Thursday evening at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center in Marianna. FPPA Executive Director, Ken Barton was pleased with the event, where those attending were able to taste the new Elmhurst’s Milked Peanuts and Milked Peanuts with Chocolate. Florida Peanut Producers Hold Annual Meeting Peanut milk is now on …