In this week’s podcast, the 2007 Farm Bill may reorganize the USDA, Florida Cattlemen prepare for their annual convention, the NRCS meets on Water Wars, Florida citrus associations meet about tax proposals, and the citrus industry looks at indirect forms of funding. To hear Florida’s weekly reviews subscribe to our podcast .
As a House Agriculture Subcommittee started mark up on its version of the conservation title of the 2007 Farm Bill this week, it was revealed that plans are in the works for a possible reorganization of USDA.
Soil & Water Conservation Society members from Alabama, Florida, & Georgia met last week to discuss water issues affecting the three states. We have several reports with stakeholders from the meeting. Report (1:00 wma) Report (1:00 wma) Report (1:00 wma)
USDAâ€™s Natural Resources Conservation Service got together this week on Dauphin Island to demonstrate the importance of the Plant Materials program in hurricane recovery. Find out more about the NRCS Plant Materials Program. AL Report (2:00 wma) FL Report (1:00 wma)
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.