FL Citrus Growers on Edge with Canker and Greening

Randall Weiseman Citrus

Ron Hamel, Gulf Citrus Growers Association, says it is no secret why Citrus Canker and Greening top the list of concern to growers, but all areas of the industry are working to control these problems. Report (2:00 wma)

FL EQIP Helps with Invasive Plants

Randall Weiseman Florida, USDA-NRCS

Next Friday, December 15th is the deadline to sign up for EQIP programs through your local NRCS office, as that’s the batching date for 2007 programs. And one of those programs can help landowners control invasive plants.  Report (1:30 wma)

Peanut Board Stretching Dollars

Randall Weiseman Peanuts

The National Peanut Board, through partnerships, is working to stretch those chekcoff dollars for growers.  Report (1:30 wma)

AL Livestock Market Report

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Cattle

Dyan Kennedy with the Alabama Department of Agriculture has a look at this week’s cattle market numbers.  Report (1:00 wma)  

New Commercials Promote FL Orange Juice

Randall Weiseman Citrus

Talking with Andrew Meadows, the Florida Department of Citrus is set to release new TV commercials in 2007. With a new theme, these ads will continue to promote the health benefits of Florida orange juice. Report (2:00 wma)

FDOC Partners with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Randall Weiseman Citrus

Partnering with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has really helped promote Florida Orange Juice. Andrew Meadows, FDOC, says that the promotions with Bucs players is a great way to encourage fans to drink Florida OJ. Report (2:00 wma)

Mail Order Food Safety

Randall Weiseman General

Proper handling of holiday food gifts avoid any worry of food-bourne illnesses. Report (1:00 wma)

Florida Ag Has Friends in High Places

Randall Weiseman Florida

Florida Agriculture has some friends in high political places with the new legislature, according to Florida Farm Bureau’s Ben Parks. Report (1:00 wma)