UF/IFAS 3rd-Annual Photo Contest

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With more than 40 entries so far, this year is shaping up to be the biggest contest yet. You are invited to submit photographs that capture a moment, landscape, product or service that represents the agricultural systems and ecosystems in which they live or work. Contest categories are:

Scott Seeks Money to Restore Everglades

Randall Ag "Outdoors", Florida, General, Industry News Release, Water

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 27, 2015………. Gov. Rick Scott, who environmentalists said was reluctant to support wildlife and conservation efforts for most of his first term, will ask lawmakers to designate money for the next 20 years for Everglades restoration. Scott on Tuesday outlined a $5 billion plan for the Everglades that …

Putnam: ‘Think Big, Act Boldly’ on Water, Land

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By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA: THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 22, 2015………. Florida lawmakers, who received a directive from voters in November to increase spending to protect water sources and sensitive lands, were told to “think big and act boldly” by the state agriculture commissioner on Thursday. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam told members of the House State Affairs …

Florida Farm Bureau Leader Offers Support for Commissioner Putnam’s Water Policy Statement

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From the Florida Farm Bureau Federation: Gainesville, Fla.—Florida Farm Bureau Federation President John L. Hoblick expressed his appreciation for the general state water policy outlined today by Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam before the House Committee on State Affairs in Tallahassee.

Commissioner Putnam Presents Recommendations for Water Policy to House State Affairs Committee

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From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam presented recommendations on comprehensive water policy for Florida to the House State Affairs Committee today. Excerpts of his testimony are below: “Water is the biggest long-term issue facing Florida, regardless of what part of the state you are from. … Every …

Putnam to Detail Water Recommendations

Randall Florida, General, Industry News Release, Water

From The News Service of Florida: With Florida lawmakers preparing for a potentially major debate about water policy, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam will make recommendations Thursday to a House committee. Putnam said during an interview this week with The News Service of Florida that he hopes

USDA Proposes New Measures to Reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in Poultry Products

Randall Industry News Release, Livestock, Poultry

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture: WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today proposed new federal standards to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in ground chicken and turkey products as well as raw chicken breasts, legs and wings. Development of these new standards is a major step in

Local Resident Talks Her Way to Sweet Sixteen

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Gainesville, Fla. – Keiko Osumi used her discussion skills and strong agricultural knowledge to place as a Sweet Sixteen finalist in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Discussion Meet competitive event at the organization’s annual meeting in San Diego, Jan. 11-14. Osumi advanced to the national Discussion Meet competition after winning the Florida Discussion Meet in October. The Discussion Meet is …

News Service of Florida Has: Five Questions for Adam Putnam

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By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA: THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 20, 2015……….Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam easily won a second term in November and is widely believed to be considering a run for governor in 2018. Meanwhile, he is helping lead efforts to fight diseases damaging the citrus industry and