In this week’s report, Gary Cooper talks with Congressman Adam Putnam on specialty crops, Florida growers visit Brazil and Argentina, a Plant Material Workshop is planned for next week, the current Florida drought, and Florida Legislature plans for a special session. To hear Florida’s weekly reviews subscribe to our podcast .
The lack of rain is affecting many aspects of agriculture right now, but USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama has information that can help livestock producers during times of dry weather. Â Report (1:00 wma)
Conservationists and plant materials specialists will be gathering next week in Dauphin Island Alabama for a Plant Materials workshop. Florida state conservationist Niles Glasgow with USDAâ€™s Natural Resources Conservation Service is chairman of the national Plant Materials Advisory Committee and he explains the background of this important program. Find out more about the NRCS Plant Materials Program. Report (1:30 wma)
Keeping Alabama forests healthy often starts right in your own backyard, according to USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama. Report (1:30 wma)
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama says poultry litter can be a valuable resource when properly applied as a fertilizer to pasture, hay, small grains and row crops, but to effectively use poultry litter as a fertilizer, nutrient content of the litter must be determined. Report (1:30 wma)
Parts of USDAâ€™s proposed Farm Bill has been sent to Capitol Hill, including the conservation title.
Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns has introduced the legislative language for the administrationâ€™s 2007 Farm Bill proposal. Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Arlen Lancaster says conservation makes up one of the biggest parts of the proposal.
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama has information to help livestock producers with both permanent and portable watering facilities. Â Report (1:00 wma)
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama wants to remind landowners about the Wetlands Reserve Program. Report (1:00 wma)
The Bush Administration’s proposals for the 2007 Farm Bill’s Conservation Title could be in the hands of Congress sometime next week. Report (1:00 wma)