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Emissions Reporting Relief Bill a Breath of Fresh Air for Ag

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Industry Videos-Promoting Agriculture, Livestock

The introduction of  S. 2421, the Fair Agriculture Reporting Method (FARM) Act is a welcome relief to farmers and ranchers who will soon need to file unnecessary, low-level continuous air emissions reports under federal Superfund and emergency response laws. “Congress enacted Superfund and emergency response laws to provide the tools needed to quickly respond to hazardous waste emergencies. Emissions from …

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EPA Administrator Asks Cattlemen to Submit WOTUS Comments

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Industry Videos-Promoting Agriculture, Water

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association released a video featuring Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, in which Pruitt urges farmers and ranchers to submit official comments on the repeal of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule before the Agency’s deadline of Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. “When comments are made a part of a record – as rule-making – we have an …

UF/IFAS Breeder Develops Genetic Path to Tastier Tomatoes

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

By Brad Buck, UF/IFAS Some consumers crave tastier tomatoes than those they buy at the supermarket, so a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher led a global team of scientists that found chemical combinations for better flavor. In a study published in the journal Science, Harry Klee, a UF/IFAS professor of horticultural sciences, led an international research …

2016 Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Awards

Randall Weiseman Forestry, Industry Videos-Promoting Agriculture

Since 1994, The Commissioner’s Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award has been presented to spotlight the innovative practices introduced by Florida growers and ranchers. Nominees for this prestigious award are derived from all parts of Florida’s diverse agricultural industry, but all find common ground in a commitment to being positive stewards of Florida’s natural resources in a quest to provide quality agricultural products …