Simon Named Acting State Conservationist in Alabama

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

From USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama: AUBURN, Ala., July 15, 2015– Alabama’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) today announced that Kurt Simon of Knoxville, Tennessee will begin serving as Alabama’s State Conservationist on Monday, July 27, 2015. Simon currently serves as the Tennessee NRCS Assistant State Conservationist for Field Operations (ASTC-FO) in Knoxville. He holds degrees in wildlife …

Stallman Announces Departure in January

Dan Alabama, Aquaculture, Beef, Cattle, Citrus, Corn, Cotton, Dairy, Equine, Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, Fruits, General, Georgia, Industry News Release, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Peanuts, Pork, Poultry, Seeds, Sheep-Goats, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables

From American Farm Bureau Federation WASHINGTON, D.C., July 14, 2015 – American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman announced today that he will not seek reelection in January 2016 following 16 years at the helm of the nation’s largest, most influential general farm organization. Stallman, a cattle and rice producer from Columbus, Texas, is the 11th president during AFBF’s almost …

Joan Kyle Retires from “Nutrients for Life”, Offers Kudos to Florida FFA

Josh McGill Florida, General, Industry News Release

While at the Florida Fertilizer and Agrichemical Association’s annual meeting this summer we were able to catch up to Joan Kyle, who most in the industry know as the Florida Regional Representative for “Nutrients for Life.” Joan told us this summer’s FFAA meeting is her final “official” appearance on behalf of Nutrients for Life, as she plans to retire soon …

“Fresh From Florida” Products in Record Number of Stores Worldwide

Randall Weiseman Aquaculture, Citrus, Florida, Fruits, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced today that the “Fresh From Florida” retail program, which markets Florida agricultural products, has reached a new record of 12,357 retail stores in 26 countries carrying

Statement by Commissioner Putnam on Final Citrus Crop Forecast for 2014-2015 Season

Randall Weiseman Citrus, Florida, Fruits, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Following the release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s final citrus crop forecast for the 2014-2015 season, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam released this statement: “The 2014-2015 citrus season represents a new low for Florida’s citrus industry and our state’s signature crop. We cannot overstate the

Morris and Koehler Appointed to USDA Committees on Agricultural Trade

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From the Georgia Peanut Commission: TIFTON, Ga. (July 9, 2015) U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and United States Trade Representative Michael Froman recently announced the appointment of Brenda Morris, peanut farmer from Ocilla, Georgia, to the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) and Don Koehler, Georgia Peanut Commission executive director, to the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for

FAMU President to Serve on Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade

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

From Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) President Elmira Mangum, Ph.D., was selected by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to be a member of the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) for Trade. Mangum was selected via a national competitive process. In 1974, Congress established APAC to ensure that U.S. trade policy …