The commission in October held the first state’s black-bear hunt in more than two decades. The two-day hunt, which was highly controversial, led to the killing of 304 bears.
The commission will meet June 22 and June 23 in Read the rest of this entry »
We told you last week that the deadline for Florida nursery owners in six counties to apply for financial and technical assistance to install water conservation practices was May 20. It has just been announced that deadline has been extended until June 3rd.
From the National Corn Growers Association:
WASHINGTON (May 24, 2016) – Exports of U.S. corn and corn products generated $74.7 billion in annual economic output in 2014, with sales of all U.S. feed grain products contributing $82 billion, according to a new analysis conducted by Informa Economics.
According to the analysis, the export of corn and corn products increased the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) by Read the rest of this entry »
Monsanto has announced they will reject the 62 billion dollar bid from Bayer and seek a higher price. Monsanto company officials say they believe a deal with the German-based Bayer could get antitrust and regulatory approval. That means a deal is not out of the question. However, the Monsanto Board of Directors says the Read the rest of this entry »
From the University of Florida/IFAS
By: Brad Buck
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While consumers are aware of genetically modified crops and food, their knowledge level is limited and often at odds with the facts, according to a newly published study by a University of Florida researcher.
Last year, Brandon McFadden, an assistant professor of food and resource economics at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, published a study that showed Read the rest of this entry »
The 2016 Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting will take place July 13–16 in Denver, Colorado. The event will feature meetings of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, American National CattleWomen, Inc. and National Cattlemen’s Foundation.
Cattle industry members will meet in both NCBA Policy committees and subcommittees, as well as Joint committees and subcommittees to discuss current developments, to work on initiatives developed at Convention and to make plans for the upcoming fiscal year that begins October 1st.