Conservation Districts Win RCPP Funding

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Florida, General, Georgia, Industry News Release

From the National Association of Conservation Districts: WASHINGTON, DC–January 14, 2015—More than 200 conservation districts from across the nation will implement innovative, solutions-oriented natural resource conservation through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) projects announced earlier today by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) Tom Vilsack. “It’s no surprise that conservation districts are one of the most highly represented entities among …

Plans Underway to Double Amount of Alabama Grown Farm Produce in State School Nutrition Program

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Fruits, General, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

From the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries: Montgomery, AL – The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) is partnering with the Food Bank of North Alabama, Alabama Farmers Federation, Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) and local schools to increase access to Alabama-grown produce in school cafeterias. The Farm to School program is authorized under the Healthy Hunger-Free …

Florida Cabinet Approves Purchase of Land for Conservation

Randall Weiseman Ag "Outdoors", Florida, General, Industry News Release

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA: THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 13, 2015……….A pair of land purchases approved Tuesday by Gov. Rick Scott and the state Cabinet were hailed by conservationists as a sign that a pulse is returning to the Florida Forever conservation program. The Cabinet unanimously agreed to spend $3.15 million to acquire 669-acres in Charlotte County …

2015 SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference Announces Record High Attendance

Randall Weiseman Fruits, Georgia, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

From the Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association: More than 3200 members of the fruit and vegetable industry headed to Savannah this past week to attend the 2015 SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference and Tradeshow. The annual event saw an almost 7 percent increase in attendees from its 2014 meeting, which welcomed just over 3000 people. “We are really …

Florida Funds Restore Longleaf Pine, Endangered Species Habitat

Randall Weiseman Ag "Outdoors", Florida, General, USDA-NRCS

This coming Friday, January 16, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will unveil a new project to save and protect Florida’s threatened and endangered species through restoration of dwindling habitat. The event will start at 1:30 p.m. at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Farris Bryant Building, room 272, 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399. Download Audio