NWTF Sponsors National Hunting and Fishing Day

Randall Weiseman Ag "Outdoors", Alabama, Florida, General, Georgia, Industry News Release

From the National Wild Turkey Federation: EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) encourages everyone to participate in National Hunting and Fishing Day by introducing new individuals to the variety of outdoor opportunities available this weekend. On Saturday, Sept. 27, NWTF-sponsored National Hunting and Fishing Day events will take place across the country allowing the general public to …

USDA Announces 2014-Crop Sugar Loan Rates and FY 2015 Sugar Program Provisions

Randall Weiseman Florida, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Sugar

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture: WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation today announced loan rates for 2014-crop sugar as required by the 2014 Farm Bill. The 2014-crop national average loan rate is 18.75 cents per pound for raw cane sugar and 24.09 cents per pound for refined beet sugar, the same …

USDA Implements New Farm Bill Provision for Peanut Producers

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Field Crops, Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture: WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a new peanut revenue policy that will be available for eligible peanut producers. The policy, approved by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) Board of Directors, paves the way for USDA’s Risk Management Agency to make it broadly available to producers …

Commissioner Putnam Announces Belinda G. Chason as 2014 Woman of the Year in Agriculture

Randall Weiseman Florida, General, Industry News Release

From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Tallahassee, FL – Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam announced today that Belinda G. Chason of Quincy has been named the 2014 Woman of the Year in Agriculture. The award, now in its 30th year, recognizes women who have made outstanding contributions to Florida agriculture. “Belinda Chason is a true advocate for …

U.S. Forest Service Encourages Participation in Public Lands Day

Randall Weiseman Ag "Outdoors", Alabama, Florida, Forestry, General, Georgia, Industry News Release

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture: WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014 — The U.S. Forest Service is offering a fee-free day on Sept. 27, 2014 in conjunction with the 21st annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD), the Nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands projects that ensure sustainable ecosystems and promote vibrant communities. “On National Public Lands Day, we welcome …

NACD Meets with EPA to Discuss Concerns on Proposed “Waters of the U.S.” Rule

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Cattle, Citrus, Field Crops, Florida, General, Georgia, Industry News Release, Livestock, Specialty Crops, Water

From the National Association of Conservation Districts: WASHINGTON, DC—September 25, 2015—National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) leadership met with representatives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today to express concerns on behalf of member conservation districts regarding the proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule. Unfortunately representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were unable to attend due to …

National Pork Producers Council Statement on the Transpacific Partnership Negotiations

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Florida, General, Georgia, Industry News Release, Livestock, Pork

The National Pork Producers Council thanks U.S. trade officials for diligently working to achieve an outcome in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations that would benefit all sectors of our nation’s economy, including agriculture. At the same time, we must also express our deep disappointment in Japan’s continuing rejection of the fundamental terms of a successful TPP agreement, as agreed upon …

Florida Water Fight with Georgia Could be Delayed

Randall Weiseman Aquaculture, Florida, General, Georgia, Industry News Release, Water

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA: THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, September 24, 2014……….A year after Florida filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court in a long-running battle with Georgia over water consumption, the U.S. solicitor general has advised the high court to delay taking the case. The lawsuit, filed at Gov. Rick Scott’s behest last year, was Florida’s most-recent attempt …