C. Dennis Carlton Named 2014 Florida Farmer of the Year

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Cattle rancher, citrus grower and real estate investor C. Dennis Carlton has made a big impact in the city of Tampa and nearby parts of Florida. A rancher for 40 years, his farming interests include more than 35,000 acres, of which 30,082 acres are rented and some 5,368 acres are owned. As a result of his success as a cattle …

Yoho’s Bill Passes House of Representatives

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Washington, DC – Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL-03) teamed up with Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-OR-5), to pass the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act (VMMA) – H. R. 1528, out of the House today. This bill makes modification to the Controlled Substances Act and Drug Enforcement Administration policy that currently prohibits veterinarians from transporting controlled substances to

UF-IFAS Faculty Member Wins Global Biology Award

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From the University of Florida: GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A 27-year University of Florida faculty member who recently received a global award for his life’s work in biology credits his colleagues and his students for his success. Michael Kane, environmental horticulture professor with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, was honored in May with the 2014 Society for In Vitro …

Florida’s Finest FFA Chapters Selected

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The 2014 Florida FFA State Convention is underway this week and here is a news release from that event: GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the selection of “Florida’s Finest” FFA Chapters. The selection of these chapters is based upon the completion of the National Chapter Award program application. These chapters have excelled in the areas of …

Cause of Die-Off at Deer Breeding Facility in North Alabama Determined

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From the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries: Montgomery, AL – The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) cooperating with the USDA Reference Lab in Iowa has confirmed that Malignant Catarrhal Fever (MCF) also known as ovine herpesvirus-2 (OvHv-2) caused a recent die-off at a licensed deer-breeding facility in North Alabama. MCF is a potentially fatal viral disease of …

US Chicken Producers: Trade Agreements Should Provide Both Access and Enforcement

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From the National Chicken Council: WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 25, 2014 – With the Obama administration actively negotiating new free trade agreements with Asia and Europe, National Chicken Council adviser Kevin Brosch testified before the Senate Committee on Finance today about the effectiveness of the enforcement of any new agreements and the trade agreements the United States already has on …

Subcommittee Examines Impact of EPA Water Rule on Agricultural Producers

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WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry, held a public hearing to review the interpretive rule regarding the applicability of Clean Water Act (CWA) agricultural exemptions. The CWA was signed into law in 1972 with an intent to preserve water quality in the United States by regulating discharges …

Cattleman Urges EPA to Withdraw Anti-Conservation Rule

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From the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association: WASHINGTON (June 19, 2014) – Today, Andy Fabin, cattle producer and farmer from Indiana, Penn., testified before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, Commerce and Forestry, regarding the impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ “interpretive rule” on the Normal Farming and Ranching exemptions under Sec. 404 …

Awards Honor Suwannee River Basin Farmers For Natural Resource Conservation

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From Florida Farm Bureau Federation: Gainesville, Fla. – Next week thirteen farm families in the Suwannee River Basin will receive a coveted statewide award for their outstanding achievements in preserving land and water resources. Like most agricultural producers in Florida, these farmers and ranchers help maintain the quality of life we all enjoy. Their daily work maintains