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Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 09-25-2020

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended September 25, 2020, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 14,900 head compared to 12,795 last week and 18,818 year ago. Compared to one week …

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Fried Issues Statement on President’s Hurricane Sally Major Disaster Declaration

Clint Thompson Florida, Weather

Tallahassee, Fla. – Late yesterday, President Donald Trump approved a Major Disaster Declaration for parts of Florida in response to Hurricane Sally, of which Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried had written the President in support. While the declaration makes public assistance available in Escambia County, it does not include individual assistance and leaves 12 other impacted Florida counties without additional …

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Florida Cabinet Approves Six Conservation Deals

Clint Thompson Florida

NSF – With little comment, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet on Tuesday approved spending more than $9 million to protect 5,200 acres across five counties from future development. The deals will establish conservation easements on five agricultural properties totaling 3,367 acres. Such easements restrict future development while allowing landowners to continue using property for such things as agriculture. …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 09-18-2020

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended September 18, 2020, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 12,800 head compared to 11,461 last week and 12,616 year ago. Compared to one week …

At Stake in Sally’s Wake: $400 Million in Florida Panhandle Agricultural Products

Clint Thompson Florida, Weather

By: Kirsten Romaguera, 352-294-3313, kromaguera@ufl.edu As slow-moving Hurricane Sally approached the Gulf Coast – eventually making landfall as a category 2 storm near Gulf Shores, Alabama, early Wednesday morning – its bands enveloped most of the Florida Panhandle. But like the rest of the state, the Panhandle is more than its tourist-attracting beaches. The seasonal crops, livestock and aquaculture products …

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Commissioner Fried to Florida Farmers: Apply for Second Round of USDA Support Immediately

Clint Thompson Coronavirus, Florida

Tallahassee, Fla. — Following this morning’s announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on additional funding to support agricultural producers facing market disruptions and costs due to COVID-19, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is urging all eligible Florida farmers to apply as soon as applications open on Monday, September 21 with the enrollment period running through December 11, 2020.  Up to an additional $14 billion has been designated for additional support through the Coronavirus Food Assistance …

Commissioners Nikki Fried & Daniella Levine Cava Hold Agriculture & Food Insecurity Roundtable

Clint Thompson Florida

North Miami Beach, Fla. — This morning, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava hosted a roundtable discussion on agriculture and chronic hunger in South Florida. The discussion brought together agriculture producers, food distributors, and others to discuss COVID-19’s impact on food production and food insecurity. South Florida is a leading agricultural region, as well as …