Nursery owners in the Florida Counties of Lake, Seminole, Orange, Osceola, Polk and Volusia can apply until May 20 for financial and technical assistance to install water conservation practices through a special signup for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.
From USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida:
GAINESVILLE, Fla., April 15, 2016 — Nursery owners in Lake, Seminole, Orange, Osceola, Polk and Volusia counties can apply until May 20 for financial and technical assistance to install water conservation practices through a special sign-up for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), administered by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
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On Thursday, the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a hearing on the growing financial pressures faced by U.S. farmers and ranchers.
From the House Committee on Agriculture:
House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) announced today that the committee will begin a series of hearings titled Focus on the Farm Economy. Each of the six subcommittees will examine growing pressure in rural America from the perspective of the subcommittee. The first hearing in the series—Focus on the Farm Economy: Growing Read the rest of this entry »
A recent survey conducted for Land O’Lakes indicated very low interest in college grads pursuing a career in agriculture. But according to Eric Spell, AgCareers.com president, the company is seeing a very different trend, noting a 33 percent increase in the number of visits to its website in the last year.
While the spring time of the year is usually when ag producers are optimistic about another crop, a new survey indicates that’s not the case this year. Low commodity prices, ongoing high input costs and low income projections have producers feeling more pessimistic about their industry than ever before.