FCM Applauds USDA for Creation of Citrus Tree Program

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From Florida Citrus Mutual: LAKELAND, FL. (September 17, 2014) – Florida Citrus Mutual commends the U.S. Department of Agriculture for announcing a program Wednesday designed to encourage growers to re-plant citrus. As part of the Tree Assistance Program (TAP), eligible growers can cost share with the USDA for diseased tree removal, re-planting including labor and nursery trees. The TAP is …

USDA Announces Additional Support for Citrus Growers Impacted by HLB

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This afternoon, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has made new financial assistance available to eligible Florida citrus growers for the removal of trees afflicted with Huanglongbing (HLB, also known as citrus greening) and for replanting groves with new healthy stock. The support comes through USDA’s Tree Assistance Program. Download Audio

Florida NRCS Partnering with Archbold Biological Station

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Roney Gutierrez, Assistant State Conservationist for Easements with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida, talks about how they have worked with the Archbold Biological Station in Florida through the Wetlands Reserve Program. Download Audio And you are invited to experience the sights and sound of a restored wetlands on Archbold in a

Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association Joins “Fresh From Florida”

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From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Tallahassee, FL – The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced today that the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association joined the department’s “Fresh From Florida” membership program on behalf of its more than 250 members. The “Fresh From Florida” marketing program promotes Florida products through a variety of initiatives, including …

Florida DEP Surpasses Goal to Sell $40 Million in Land Sales to Benefit Conservation

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From the Florida Department of Environmental Protection: TALLAHASSEE- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of State Lands has surpassed the goal of selling $40 million of non-conservation land to purchase new, valuable conservation lands. The division finalized the sale of two more state-owned surplus non-conservation lands on Monday, Sept. 15, increasing the budget for future purchases to $43,991,070. The …

USDA Announces Conservation Projects Through NRCS

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It was announced this afternoon that USDA will be awarding $15.7 million in Conservation Innovation Grants (CIGs) to 47 organizations that will help develop and demonstrate cutting-edge ideas to accelerate innovation in private lands conservation. Some of those dollars are coming to Alabama and Florida, and Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Jason Weller explains how these grants will be used. …