FL Farm Bureau South Florida Ag Report

Gary Cooper Citrus, Florida, Sugar

This report from Charlie Shinn, Asst Director, Gov’t and Community Affairs, Florida Farm Bureau Federation: Dry Season Starts Early in South Florida The regular dry season for south Florida leaped ahead by about a month and is now in full swing. It is during this time that farmers watch Lake Okeechobee levels very closely. As the bellwether for water supply …

U.S. EPA Announces New Water Regulations – Singles Out Florida

Gary Cooper Cattle, Citrus, Florida, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables

As soon as E P A made new Florida water regulations public in recent days, opponents were quick to pounce. This following joint statement is from the Don’t Tax Florida Coalition. By the way, it is reported that pre-registration is necessary for those wishing to appear at the February public hearings on this matter. CLICK HERE to go to an …

Reaction Quick to EPA Rules on Water Pollution

Randall Weiseman Field Crops, Florida, Livestock, Specialty Crops

From THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA – By MICHAEL PELTIER THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, Jan. 15, 2009…The electronic ink had yet to dry Friday on proposed new federal water quality standards for Florida before combatants chimed in. On Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a set of proposed numeric standards for phosphorus and nitrogen levels in Florida’s lakes, rivers, streams, …

Congressman Putnam to UF: Don’t Forget Land Grant Mission!

Gary Cooper Florida, General

UF must not forget its Land Grant mission-by Congressman Adam H. Putnam Talk to anyone involved in Florida agriculture these days and you will hear about the recent controversy over the future of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS). I think this debate offers a unique opportunity to review the role of research and technology …