Florida NRCS State Technical Advisory Meeting to Discuss New Farm Bill

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USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist in Florida, Russell Morgan, invites producers to attend the State Technical Advisory Committee public meeting next Thursday, March 12 in Gainesville. He says discussions will include an overview of 2014 Farm Bill programs. Download Audio

Florida House Poised to Approve Water Plan

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FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA By JIM TURNER THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, March 4, 2015……….The House is set Thursday to approve a measure that would alter water policies across the state, implementing changes that have been backed by business groups and drawn the ire of environmentalists. House members Wednesday reviewed the wide-ranging measure (HB 7003), which was rushed through the …

NCC Statement on McDonald’s USA New Antibiotic Policy

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From The National Chicken Council: WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 4, 2015 – McDonald’s USA today announced new menu sourcing initiatives including only sourcing chicken raised without antibiotics that are important to human medicine. The National Chicken Council released the following statement, attributable to Ashley Peterson, Ph.D., National Chicken Council vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs:

U.S. Sugar Land Buy a Tough Sell Among Lawmakers

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By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA ©2015 The News Service of Florida. All rights reserved. Posting or forwarding this material without permission is prohibited. You can view the Terms of Use on our website. THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, March 3, 2015……….A Senate-commissioned study could give hope to people who want the state to use a large chunk of voter-approved …

Tyson Foods Donates Truckload of Chicken to Food Bank

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From the Animal Agriculture Alliance: ATHENS, Ga. – March 2, 2015 – Today, Tyson Foods, Inc., in conjunction with the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s College Aggies Online scholarship competition (CAO) and the University of Georgia Dairy Science Club, donated a load of protein to the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, located in Athens, Georgia. The 30,400 pound load of chicken, which …

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

Randall Weiseman Ag "Outdoors", Forestry, Industry News Release, Sugar

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 …