Rogers named interim head of UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

Randall Weiseman Citrus, Florida, Fruits, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

From the University of Florida/IFAS: GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University Florida today named Michael Rogers interim director of the Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred. The CREC is part of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Rogers has a doctorate in entomology from the University of Kentucky and specializes in citrus integrated pest management. His research has …

USDA Awards Over $52 Million in Grants to Grow Organic and Local Food Economies

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Florida, General, Georgia, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the awarding of over $52 million in support of the growing organic industry and local and regional food systems through five U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant programs. And some of those dollars will be coming to the Southeast as grants were awarded in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia.

Florida State Forester Jim Karels Appointed President of National Association of State Foresters

Randall Weiseman Florida, Forestry, General, Industry News Release

From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Tallahassee, FL – State Forester Jim Karels has been appointed to serve as president of the National Association of State Foresters, a nonprofit national organization composed of the directors of forestry agencies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The appointment was announced at its national meeting yesterday. “Jim …

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 …