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Flowers to Plant That Attract Hummingbirds

Dan Nursery Crops, This Land of Ours

Everyone knows you can’t have any kind of garden without pollinators. Cathy Isom tells you about some gorgeous flowers that attract Hummingbirds. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hummingbirds are beautiful, energetic, and a delight to watch.  Luckily, there are lots of stunning flowers that attract and nourish Hummingbirds, so while you’re enjoying their antics, they’ll be getting …

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Anuvia Study Notes Greenhouse Gas Reduction is Attainable

Dan Field Crops, General, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops

Anuvia Plant Nutrients recently announced results from a study which confirms a dramatic reduction in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions is attainable for the agricultural industry. Anuvia Chief Commercial Officer Hugh MacGillivray, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman the study was conducted by Environmental Resources Management (ERM), a leading global environmental consulting firm.

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UF Eyes Butterfly Pea as Natural Food-Color Source

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Nursery Crops, Research

It provides a natural food coloring. It gives nurseries another ornamental to grow and sell, and it might provide health benefits to those who eat it with their food. It is the Butterfly Pea, and University of Florida researchers are studying the flower to see if it will grow in Florida. Much of what we eat every day contains added …

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Commissioner Nikki Fried Continues Israel Trade Mission-Day 4

Dan Exports/Imports, Field Crops, Florida, Industry News Release, Nursery Crops, Organic, Specialty Crops, Trade

Today (May 26, 2019) marked the fourth day of Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried’s first trade mission to Israel. Fried has spent several days meeting with government officials, agricultural research groups, and agriculture-related businesses before joining other Florida Cabinet members next week for a Cabinet meeting and business development meetings. Among other events, Commissioner Fried met today with Agriculture Minister Uri …

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Deadline for NAP Buy-Up Coverage is Friday

Dan Cattle, Economy, Field Crops, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers this Friday, May 24 is the deadline to obtain buy-up coverage for 2019 or 2020 eligible crops for which the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) application closing date has passed. They note that higher levels of coverage are now being offered through NAP. The 2018 Farm Bill also increased service fees and …