Beef and dairy producers can take advantage of free Beef Quality Assurance certification online now through April 15, as the $25-$50 online training fee for every person is being picked up for those who complete the BQA training process.
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida wants to invite those interested to attend the Veteran, Small and New Farmer Workshop in Monticello on February 16. Register free by February 9 on-line at http://www.farmcredit-fl.com/workshop.aspx or call 850-526-4910.
Today, Florida State House members are scheduled to consider an early start to the 2018 legislative session, similar to a decision that moved up the beginning of this year’s session.
According to The News Service of Florida, the proposal (PCB GOAS 16-01), going before the Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, calls for the 2018 session to begin Read the rest of this entry »
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we talk about the cotton industry’s disappointment in Agriculture Secretary Vilsack’s decision concerning making cottonseed eligible for USDA safety net programs, the signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal agreement by member nations, commodity certificates Read the rest of this entry »
Looking back at USDA’s latest cattle on feed report which came out in late January, some felt the numbers indicated future expansion plans by producers across the country. But it also showed a cutback in placements.
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service wants farmers and landowners to know a signup period has been announced for 2016 funding through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). While NRCS accepts applications for CSP throughout the year, producers should submit applications by March 31 to ensure they are considered for enrollment in 2016.
It was announced late Wednesday that the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal had been reached, as the agreement was signed by member nations. Recent Past President of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Phillip Ellis, said this was a key issue for the beef industry.