Florida Wildlife Commission Sets Sights on Another Bear Hunt

Randall Weiseman Ag "Outdoors", Florida, Forestry, General, Industry News Release

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA: By JIM TURNER THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, April 13, 2016………. Armed with updated data showing a “robust” and growing black-bear population, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is working to hold another bear hunt. Commission Chairman Brian Yablonski on Wednesday directed staff and commissioners to prepare to discuss during a June meeting how a …

Pressure On ‘Endangered’ River System by Environmentalists

Dan Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Water

From: News Service of Florida By Margie Menzel, The News Service of Florida Environmentalists Ratchet Up Pressure On ‘Endangered’ River System The Capital, Tallahassee – After decades of legal battles between Florida, Georgia and Alabama over a river system they share, an environmental group on Tuesday warned that the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Basin is “at the breaking point.”

USDA Expands Safety-Net for Dairy Operations

Dan Alabama, Dairy, Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release

USDA Expands Safety-Net for Dairy Operations Adding Next-Generation Family Members Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that dairy farms participating in the Margin Protection Program (MPP) can now update their production history when an eligible family member joins the operation. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, protects participating dairy producers when the margin – the difference between …

House Agriculture Committee announces hearing series examining growing pressure in rural America

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Cattle, Citrus, Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, General, Georgia, Industry News Release, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops

From the House Committee on Agriculture: House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) announced today that the committee will begin a series of hearings titled Focus on the Farm Economy. Each of the six subcommittees will examine growing pressure in rural America from the perspective of the subcommittee. The first hearing in the series—Focus on the Farm Economy: Growing

Scott Signs ‘Legacy Florida’ for Everglades, Springs

Randall Weiseman Ag "Outdoors", Cattle, Citrus, Florida, General, Industry News Release, Livestock, Specialty Crops, Water

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA By JIM TURNER THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, April 7, 2016………. Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday signed a bill known as “Legacy Florida” that opens a tap of cash to help restore the Everglades, the state’s natural springs and Lake Apopka. The measure (HB 989), which was a priority of legislative leaders and had the support …

ACA Offers $1,000 Reward for Aide in Mid State Stockyards Cattle Theft Investigation

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Cattle, General, Industry News Release, Livestock

From the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association: MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man who stole 18 head of cattle from Mid State Stockyards during the early morning hours of April 6. As a member of the ACA, Mid State Stockyards in Letohatchee falls under …

New Focus on Cotton Webcast Introduces Growers to Cotton Incorporated’s ‘Cotton Cultivated’ Website

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Cotton, Field Crops, Florida, General, Georgia, Industry News Release

From The Cotton Board: Memphis, TN – Last year, Cotton Incorporated launched a new Web site to give the cotton growing community quick and easy access to important cotton information, Cotton Cultivated (cottoncultivated.cottoninc.com). A new Focus on Cotton webcast titled “Overview of Cotton Incorporated’s Cotton Cultivated Website” introduces cotton growers, consultants, and other industry experts to this tool that makes …

USDA Seeks Partner Proposals to Protect and Restore Critical Wetlands

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Cattle, Citrus, Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, General, Georgia, Industry News Release, Livestock, Specialty Crops, USDA-NRCS, Water

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the availability of $15 million to help eligible conservation partners leverage local investments to provide technical assistance and financial resources for wetlands protection and improvements on private and Tribal agricultural lands. Download Audio

Students Compete for Best in Beef at Annual Alabama Beef Cook-off

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Beef, Cattle, Dairy, General, Industry News Release, Livestock

From the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association: Beef was in the spotlight as young culinary enthusiasts across Alabama convened at Carver High School in Montgomery on Saturday, April 2nd for the 55th Annual Junior and Senior High School Beef Cook-off, sponsored by the Beef Checkoff program and Alabama CattleWomen’s Association (ACWA). Forty students qualified to compete in