florida farmers

Over $4.5M Approved for Florida Farmers Impacted by Hurricane Idalia

Dan Agri-Business, Economy, Florida, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Funding

(FDACS/TALLAHASSEE, FL/Feb 13, 2024) — Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson announced that more than $4.5 million has been approved for farmers impacted by Hurricane Idalia through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Agriculture and Aquaculture Producers Natural Disaster Recovery Loan Program and the Silviculture Recovery Program. Launched less than one month ago, the two agricultural recovery programs aim to help Florida …


Market Prices, Input Costs, Pushing Expectations Lower

Dan Agri-Business, Economy

Farmer sentiment took a downturn at the start of 2024 as the January Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer Index fell to a reading of 106, eight points below a month earlier. Compared to year-end, producers had a more negative outlook of their farms’ current situation along with a weakened outlook for the future. The Current Conditions Index fell nine …


Grocery Prices Staying Higher

Dan Commodities, Economy, This Land of Ours

A look at the higher prices in grocery stores. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Many grocery prices remain high and could go even higher according to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). AFBF Economist Bernt Nelson says input costs and general inflation are among the main culprits. “Across the board, with our grocery prices, we’re still seeing …