From USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama:
Auburn, Ala, July 18, 2014 – The Alabama Association of Conservation Districts’ Forestry and Wildlife Committee will host a Forestry and Wildlife School, on August 21-22, 2014, at the National Guard Armory, 133 Walnut Street, Brent, Alabama.
The targeted audience includes landowners and land managers interested in improving wildlife habitat and timber production. Topics include wildlife management, timber management, feral hog control, and much more. The event will also include a tour of a Read the rest of this entry »
From USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida:
GAINESVILLE, Fla., July 18, 2014—Blueberries were not a trendy super food when MaryAnn Stein first heard about growing them in Florida 30-years ago at a cocktail party. But she remembers being very interested. After raising two children and working an office job, with a degree in anthropology and no experience in agriculture, she decided to give it a try.
In 2001 she planted three acres of berries on land she had bought in the 90s as an investment. Starting from scratch, MaryAnn read everything she could get her hands on. Her fertilizer supplier Read the rest of this entry »
For the fourth consecutive year, the U.S. Meat Export Federation helped connect buyers and sellers of U.S. beef, pork and lamb products at the USMEF Latin American Product Showcase. This year’s event took place this past week in Lima, Peru. Joe Schuele has the story.
From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:
Tallahassee, FL – Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today announced the three winners of the state’s Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award, which recognizes agricultural enterprises that are at the forefront of developing and adopting environmentally innovative farming practices.
“The recipients of these awards have each demonstrated a sustained commitment to conserving our natural resources and improving our environment,” Commissioner Putnam said. “Whether producing milk, growing potatoes or cultivating nursery plants, they have all Read the rest of this entry »
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II applauded the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s unanimous approval today of legislation he introduced to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers from extending federal regulatory powers to almost any body of water in America. The Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act (H.R. 5078) preserves the successful federal-state partnership under the Clean Water Act that has regulated U.S. waters for over 40 years. Read the rest of this entry »
Alabama acting State Conservationist Ben Malone with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, has a reminder that funds are available to assist new and beginning farmers and ranchers in helping them develop and maintain economic viability in their farm operations.
Did you know research efforts have been underway using aging methods on beef value cuts? In this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Dr. Dwain Johnson with the University of Florida explains what those efforts have involved.