change

Cattlemen’s Beef Board: Change for Change’s Sake

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Industry Videos-Promoting Agriculture

(CBB) — You don’t have to look too hard to find history’s repeating patterns and, as in the past, the call for change is in the air. Even within the beef industry, there’s a movement urging producers to throw off traditional institutions, like the Beef Checkoff, simply because it’s “too old” or they weren’t alive when it was established. It’s …

thanksgiving

Farm Bureau Survey: Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Down 4%

Dan Citrus, Dairy, Field Crops, Fruits, Industry News Release, Industry Videos-Promoting Agriculture, Poultry, Vegetables

(AFBF) — Thanksgiving celebrations will look different for many Americans this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gatherings are likely to be fewer and farther between, with social distancing and perhaps even remote family get-togethers. One tradition that continues this year is the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual cost survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table. …

consumer

The Beef Checkoff: Beef Demand Is a Well-Primed Pump

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release, Industry Videos-Promoting Agriculture

(CBB) — There seems to be a rash of articles and news pieces in ag media lately, focused on beef demand and its driving power and importance in everything from cattle prices to grocery store sales. The writers and experts all agree on this:  the process of generating beef demand is like a well-primed pump. It provides the beef industry …

usda

USDA Encourages Ag Producers, Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Dorian

Dan Cattle, Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, Fruits, General, Georgia, Industry, Industry Videos-Promoting Agriculture, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Pollinators, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables

WASHINGTON (USDA) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses in the path of Hurricane Dorian that USDA has programs that provide assistance in the wake of disasters. USDA staff in regional, state and county offices stand ready and are eager to help. In a continuing effort to serve the public, USDA partnered with …

hemp rules

FDACS Update on Florida Hemp Plan

Dan Florida, Hemp, Industry News Release, Industry Videos-Promoting Agriculture

While awaiting the Governor’s signature on the state hemp program that was passed by the Legislature earlier this spring, Florida Agriculture Department officials are moving forward with the rule development process and other plans toward implementing the program. This recent video from the Department features Florida’s Director of Cannabis Holly Bell with an update on the hemp program and the …

conservation

Political Wrangling Over Conservation Program Could Exacerbate Florida Algae Issues

Dan Cattle, Environment, Field Crops, Florida, Industry Videos-Promoting Agriculture, Lake Okeechobee, Legislative, Livestock, Specialty Crops, Water

by Gary Cooper In weekend budget talks, lawmakers slash funding for a key land and water conservation program that is vital to restoring Florida’s waterways. Florida’s Rural and Family Lands Protection Program (RFLPP) is a budget casualty. This program has a 20-year track record of success in preserving green space in perpetuity, while keeping farmland on the tax rolls. Program …

follow

Follow the Basic Steps for Stewardship of Treated Seed

Dan Industry Videos-Promoting Agriculture, Seeds

As planting season begins across the country, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) reminds farmers to follow the basic steps for stewardship of treated seed: follow directions on seed container labeling; eliminate weeds in the field prior to planting; minimize dust by using advanced seed flow lubricants; “BeeAware” of honey bees and hives located near the field; ensure that any …

radiate

Give Back to Your Roots with Radiate

Dan Industry Videos-Promoting Agriculture, News from Our Sponsors

Loveland Products offers a complete line of high performance input products, with a portfolio of seed treatment, plant nutrition, fertilizer, adjuvant and crop protection products. Larry Stauber, with Southeast Technical Services, says one of those products is Radiate. It’s a patented formulation to enhance early season vigor and drive maximum root growth. Give Back to Your Roots with Radiate It’s …

senate

Conservatives Attack House Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry Videos-Promoting Agriculture, Legislative

Key Democrats in the House are already lining up in opposition to the House version of the 2018 Farm Bill because of proposed changes to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The House version was passed out of the Ag Committee in a partisan, party-line vote. The Hill Dot Com says the bill is now facing attacks from conservative groups. Americans for …

Florida-Georgia ‘Water War’ Could Keep Rolling Along

Dan Florida, Georgia, Industry Videos-Promoting Agriculture, Water

Even if the U.S. Supreme Court gives Florida a favorable ruling in its lawsuit against Georgia over water flow into the Apalachicola River, the decision likely would result in more litigation and new legal challenges involving the decades-old water war between the states. Those were the observations of five legal experts who on Thursday addressed a conference at Florida State …