crop insurance

Crop Insurance Deadlines Near in Florida

Dan Florida, Fruits, Industry News Release, Livestock, Pollinators, Specialty Crops

Avocado, Blueberry, and Pasture, Rangeland, Forage and Apiculture Producers Need to Make Insurance Decisions Soon Tallahassee, FL (FDACS-Oct. 14, 2019) — The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (USDA RMA) are reminding Florida avocado, blueberry, pasture, rangeland, and forage (PRF) and apiculture producers that deadlines to apply for crop insurance …

meetings

Producers Invited to Attend Education Meetings

Dan Aquaculture, Beef, Cattle, Citrus, Corn, Cotton, Dairy, Education, Equine, Field Crops, Fruits, Georgia, Hemp, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Pasture, Peanuts, Pecans, Pollinators, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Trade, Vegetables, Water, Wheat

The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agricultural economists and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) will jointly hold producer meetings throughout Georgia October 8-11. The meetings will address three major government support programs including disaster assistance, trade assistance and farm safety-net programs. Tyron Spearman has more details. Below are the meeting dates, times and locations: Oct. …

specialty crop farmers

USDA Invests $11M In Research That Will Support Specialty Crop Farmers

Dan Fruits, Hemp, Industry News Release, Pecans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables

WASHINGTON (USDA-Oct. 3, 2019) — U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary Scott Hutchins announced that the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has invested $11 million in research that will support specialty crop farmers. “This collaborative public-private research effort will focus on applying innovative solutions to pest management problems that often are otherwise not available to specialty …

storing

Storing Fruits and Vegetables Properly for Winter

Dan Fruits, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

With winter rapidly approaching, it is time to think about stocking up the food cellar. What better way than with fruits and vegetables from the garden. Cathy Isom has some tips for you about storing fruits and vegetables properly for winter. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Some fruits and vegetables, when stowed away properly, can last for …

agreement

New Suspension Agreement is Step in Right Direction

Dan Fruits, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

Washington, D.C. (FTE-September 19, 2019) — The Florida Tomato Exchange (FTE) welcomes the signing by the U.S. Department of Commerce and Mexican tomato exporters of a new agreement suspending the antidumping investigation of fresh tomatoes from Mexico. The new suspension agreement includes strong monitoring, enforcement and anti-circumvention provisions, including border inspections, that should help eliminate the injury to American tomato …

county

Holmes County, Florida Designated as a Primary Natural Disaster Area

Dan Cattle, Economy, Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, Fruits, Industry News Release, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Pollinators, Seeds, Specialty Crops, Vegetables, Weather

Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border State Also Available WASHINGTON (USDA/FSA-Sept. 10, 2019) — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Holmes County, Florida, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.  This natural disaster designation allows FSA to extend …

florida hurricane

UF/IFAS Economist: Hurricane Dorian’s Impact on Florida Agriculture Minimal

Dan Field Crops, Florida, Fruits, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Vegetables, Weather

GAINESVILLE, FL (UF/IFAS) — One day after Hurricane Dorian crept past Florida’s Atlantic coast, impacts to the state’s agricultural and natural resources-based industries appear to be minimal, according to an economist with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. As of Thursday noon, the most notable effects were minor grapefruit losses in the Indian River area, a …

usda

USDA to Survey Fruit Growers about Chemical Use

Dan Citrus, Fruits, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, USDA-NASS

Athens, GA (USDA/NASS) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey fruit growers in 11 states, including Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, for its biennial Fruit Chemical Use Survey. The survey will collect information on bearing acreage, pest management practices, pesticide application, acres treated and rates applied for more than 12 fruit crops. “Pesticide data …