Florida Crystals: Environmentalists Could ‘Derail’ Everglades Restoration

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FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA: Florida Crystals Corp. is pushing back against an environmental coalition seeking to attach the purchase of U.S. Sugar property south of Lake Okeechobee to voter-approved Amendment 1, saying such an effort could “derail” ongoing Everglades improvement projects. Florida Crystals sent out a statement Friday afternoon criticizing the

Everglades Trust Ramps Up Push to Buy U.S. Sugar Land

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FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA: Proponents of the state using voter-approved Amendment 1 dollars to purchase U.S. Sugar land south of Lake Okeechobee said Friday they will continue to press lawmakers who haven’t shown interest in completing the deal. “They’ve been resistant to doing the will of the people, so that’s why we’re in this campaign mode, to try …

Secretary Vilsack and Former Agriculture Secretaries Veneman and Glickman Announce Bipartisan Efforts to Expand Trade

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Bipartisan Group Urging Passage of Trade Legislation Critical to Agriculture Economy Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and former U.S. Secretaries of Agriculture Ann Veneman (George W. Bush Administration) and Dan Glickman (Clinton Administration) today announced new bipartisan efforts to expand trade and boost exports. The secretaries discussed the importance of new trade partnerships that will help to expand American exports, increase …

USDA Provides One-Time Extension of Deadline to Update Base Acres or Yield History for ARC/PLC Programs

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From the U.S. Department of Agriculture: WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2015 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres has …

UF/IFAS Partners with USDA to Conduct Grant Workshop to Support Local Foods

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From the University of Florida/IFAS: GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF/IFAS Extension is working with federal partners to offer a workshop in Miami in April to help interested parties write and submit federal grant applications for the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion programs. UF/IFAS is part of a national effort to train people in attaining these grants. Workshops are being conducted …