UF Study: Florida’s Ag and Natural Resources Industries Remain Strong

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(GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida) — Florida’s agriculture, natural resources and related food industries provided a $104 billion impact on the state in 2011 and have continued to improve since the 2008 recession, according to a new University of Florida study. The study is the latest report from researchers in UF’s food and resource economics department — part of …

Do You Know A Florida AG-Vocate?

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(Ag Institute of Florida) – Do you know someone who has been an outstanding spokesman for Florida agriculture over the past year? Someone who has made a positive contribution to the industry by speaking up and sharing information and ideas with opinion leaders or the general public to help improve public perception and understanding of our industry? The Agriculture Institute …

USDA Extends Acreage Reporting Deadline for FSA to August 2nd

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WASHINGTON, July 11, 2013 – USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced an extension of the FSA acreage reporting deadline. Farmers and landowners have an additional 18 calendar days to submit their annual report of acreage to their local FSA county office with the deadline extended from Monday, July 15, 2013, to Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. Only …

Florida Orange Crop Drops 9 Percent

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From Florida Citrus Mutual LAKELAND, Fla. (July 11, 2013) -The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued its final forecast Thursday pegging the 2012-2013 Florida orange crop at 133.4 million boxes, down 9 percent from last season. To arrive at the total, the USDA cut Valencias by 700,000 boxes to 66.3 million boxes while early-mid varieties climbed 100,000 boxes to 67.1 …

With House Passage of Partial Farm Bill, ASA Looks for Cooperation in Conference

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ST. LOUIS, July 11, 2013 – Earlier today, in a party-line vote of 216-208, the House of Representatives passed a stripped down version of the 2013 Farm Bill, containing only farm programs. American Soybean Association (ASA) President Danny Murphy, a soybean farmer from Canton, Miss., issued the following statement on the vote:

Florida Gator, Tilapia Sales Grow

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From The News Service of Florida: With alligator and tilapia sales on the rise, the state’s aquaculture industry reported $68.6 million in sales last year, a modest increase from the last time a survey of the industry was conducted in 2005. The survey of 686 aquaculture operations was released Tuesday by the Florida Agricultural Statistics Service and the

Health Care Reform Change Forces Postponement for FFVA Mtgs

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Wednesday 07/03/13 The Obama administration unexpectedly announced Tuesday evening that it is delaying the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act until 2015, forcing FFVA to postpone its series of meetings at several locations July 8-11 on the topic. The Treasury Department is expected to release formal guidance soon. You can read the announcement from the Treasury Department here, and …

Florida Forester to Lead Probe into Wildfire Deaths

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From The News Service of Florida: Jim Karels, the director of the Florida Forest Service, will lead an investigation into the deaths this week of 19 firefighters who were battling a massive blaze in Arizona, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said Wednesday. Karels, who has been state forester since 2008, is part of a