DeSantis Outlines Second-Term Environmental Plans

Dan Agri-Business, Conservation, Environment, Florida, Funding, Irrigation, Legislative, Water, Wetland

(NSF/TALLAHASSEE, FL/Jan. 10, 2023) — Gov. Ron DeSantis announced plans Tuesday to spend $3.5 billion in his second term on environmental projects such as restoring the Everglades and addressing water-quality problems. “This may be a bigger, more comprehensive executive order than we did four years ago. But I think that’s the right thing to do,” DeSantis, who was re-elected in …


Important Ag Provisions in the Omnibus Bill

Dan Agri-Business, Funding, Legislative

President Biden signed the omnibus spending package into law that diverts a government shutdown and keeps it running until September 30, 2023. The bill with more than 4,000 pages contains many notable items important to U.S. farmers and ranchers. The bill includes $3.7 billion in disaster funding for crop and livestock losses due to drought and other problems in 2022. …

government shutdown

U.S. Congress Passes Omnibus Appropriations Bill

Dan Agri-Business, Funding, Legislative, Peanuts

Includes USPF Supported Peanut Projects (USPF/Jan. 3, 2023/Washington, D.C.) — The U.S. Congress has passed the $1.7 trillion Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Omnibus Appropriations bill. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 consists of all 12 FY23 appropriation bills, including the $25.5 billion Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies funding bill. Included in the bill are peanut provisions …

National Grazing Lands Coalition

National Grazing Lands Coalition Mini Grant Application Deadline Nearing

Dan Agri-Business, Cattle, Economy, Funding, Livestock, Pasture

The National Grazing Lands Coalition wants to remind producers and landowners that the 2023 Mini Grant Application deadline is January 6, 2023. The Coalition’s mission is to promote ecologically and economically sound management of private grazing lands for all their adapted uses and multiple benefits to society. They recognize grazing lands as a major source of watershed filtration, ground water recharge, and carbon …

government shutdown

Federal Omnibus Deal Fails to Include Farm Labor Act

Dan Agri-Business, Economy, Florida, Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA), Funding, Georgia, Labor and Immigration, Legislative, Regulation

On Dec. 22, the U.S. Senate passed the omnibus appropriations bill. The $1.7 trillion measure would fund the federal government through the remainder of 2023. The measure now moves to the U.S. House of Representatives for a vote to avoid a government shutdown on the evening of Dec. 23. Much to the dismay of farm groups nationwide, the Senate Affordable …

Farm Aid

Farm Aid Distributes Nearly $1.2 Million in 2022 Grants

Dan Agri-Business, Funding, This Land of Ours

More than a million dollars in grant money is heading out, thanks to Willie Nelson’s organization. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. On the heels of a successful festival this past September, Farm Aid announced that it distributed nearly $1.2 million in grant funding in 2022. Farm Aid prioritized grant proposals from organizations that facilitate farmer-led solutions to …


FACA Congratulates Recipients of USDA Funding

Dan Agri-Business, Funding

The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA) Monday congratulated the second group of organizations selected to receive funding through USDA’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities Program. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the additional funding of $325 million for 71 projects under the second funding pool of the effort. USDA received more than 1,000 proposals between two funding pools requesting more than …


Comments Due Soon on How NRCS Implements Inflation Reduction Act Funding

Dan Agri-Business, Funding, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) invites the public to submit comments concerning implementation of more than $19 billion provided by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). NRCS will use the investments provided through IRA-funded conservation programs to support farmers and ranchers in adopting and expanding climate-smart activities and systems. NRCS asks for comments on how to target program benefits, quantify impact, and …

safety nets

Florida Senate Passes Property Insurance Overhaul

Dan Agri-Business, Economy, Florida, Funding, Legislative, Regulation

(NSF/TALLAHASSEE, FL/December 14, 2022) — The Florida Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a bill aimed at shoring up the troubled-property insurance system by curbing lawsuits, injecting tax dollars into reinsurance coverage and trying to shrink the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. The Republican-dominated Senate voted 27-13 largely along party lines to approve the bill (SB 2-A), which is expected to …