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Florida Cattlemen Hold Legislative Quarterly

Dan Cattle, Florida, Legislative

This week the Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) held their annual Legislative Quarterly in Tallahassee, which included their Boots on the Hill event. FCA Director of Governmental Affairs, Sam Ard, says they had really good feedback from the legislators they met with. He also discusses the new report from the University of Florida/IFAS showing just how important beef and dairy production have become to …

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Florida Senate Ag Chair on Water: ‘Science Is on Our Side’

Dan Florida, Legislative, Sticky, Water

During Wednesday evening’s Florida Cattlemen Association legislative reception festivities near the state Capitol, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Ben Albritton said water issues abound in discussion circles this year. In this brief report, Albritton emphasized agriculture’s presence in the legislative process is critical. He added that the facts about agriculture must be heard above misinformation and misguided rhetoric that too often …

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Florida Cattle Producers See Destruction from Hurricane Michael

Dan Cattle, Florida

We are seeing a lot in the news about the devastation Hurricane Michael caused in Florida, but we don’t see much on how it affected agriculture, especially cattle ranches in the state. Jim Handley, Florida Cattlemen’s Association executive vice president, discusses the damage found on many farms in Hurricane Michael’s path. He tells what is being done to help those …

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Florida Cattlemen Promoting Events

Dan Cattle, Florida

The Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) is promoting a couple of big events coming up this month. The first one is the FCA 24th Annual Quality Replacement Heifer Sale Friday, September 21 at 1:00 pm at the Arcadia Stockyard in Arcadia. FCA is also promoting the 2018 Florida Ranch Rodeo Finals, Friday and Saturday September 28 and 29, at Silver Spurs …

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Cattlemen Dealing with Fake Meat and Trade

Dan Beef, Florida, Trade

  There are various issues facing cattle producers across the country right now, but two of the top ones are fake meat and trade. While attending the 2018 Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show in Orlando, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Kevin Kester talked with AgNet Media’s Gary Cooper about both of those issues. Cattlemen Dealing with Fake …

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Florida Cattlemen Learn about Legislative Issues

Dan Cattle, Florida, Legislative

The 2018 Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show continues at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. During this morning’s Board of Directors’ Meeting FCA Director of Governmental Affairs, Sam Ard, gave a legislative update. AgNet Media’s Gary Cooper talked with him. Florida Cattlemen Learn about Legislative Issues The 2018 Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention & Trade Show runs through Thursday at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.

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Florida Cattlemen’s Association Sweetheart Helping Bridge the Gap

Dan Cattle, Florida

The Florida Cattlemen’s Association is proud each year at its convention to see a new Sweetheart crowned, a person who represents the association at various events. This year’s sweetheart is Millie Jones, and she explains what her role involves. Florida Cattlemen’s Association Sweetheart Helping Bridge the Gap In her January Sweetheart Message, Millie told Florida cattlemen that one of her …