preliminary damage assessment

Preliminary Damage Assessment for Florida Agriculture Following Hurricane Ian

Dan Agri-Business, Aquaculture, Beef, Cattle, Citrus, Dairy, Economy, FDACS, Field Crops, Florida, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Forestry, Herbs, Hydroponics, Livestock, News from Our Sponsors, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables

(FDACS/Tallahassee, FL/Oct. 24, 2022) — The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried released the FDACS preliminary damage assessment for agriculture following Hurricane Ian. The assessment considered losses to agriculture production and infrastructure and are estimated between $1,180,714,303 and $1,888,305,886. “While today’s assessment is a preliminary snapshot of the losses to Florida agriculture, it is a critical first step …

disaster recovery

Florida Commissioner Nikki Fried Shares USDA Disaster Assistance Programs for Agricultural Producers, Urges Early Reporting of Losses

Dan Aquaculture, Beef, Cannabis, Cattle, Citrus, Corn, Cotton, Crop Insurance, Dairy, Economy, Eggs, Equine, FDACS, Field Crops, Florida, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Forestry, Fruits, Hemp, Herbs, Hydroponics, Industry, Livestock, Pasture, Peanuts, Pecans, Pork, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep-Goats, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Tree Nuts, USDA, USDA-FSA, USDA-NRCS, Vegetables, Weather, Wheat

(FDACS/Tallahassee, FL/Sep 30, 2022) —  In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is sharing important resources from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to assist Florida agricultural producers who suffered losses due to the storm. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses affected by Hurricane Ian that USDA has multiple programs to provide assistance in the wake of …

poultry

Suspension of Certain Poultry and Feathered Fowl Activities Lifted

Dan Georgia Department of Agriculture & Industries (GDAI), Poultry

The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) announced on Friday that the suspension of certain poultry and feathered fowl activities that was issued on Feb. 16, 2022, has been lifted. Exhibitions, shows, sales (flea markets, auction markets), swaps, and meets pertaining to poultry and feathered fowl can resume within the state of Georgia. GDA urges poultry producers attending such events to …

Florida Beef Council

Florida Beef Council Attends Event for Dieticians

Dan Beef, Cattle, Florida, Florida Beef Council (FBC)

An annual symposium for dieticians recently took place in Florida, and it was an event the Florida Beef Council (FBC) took part in. FBC Director of Education & Promotion, DeAnne Maples, explains why it was important for them to be involved and get the beef message out to those who attended. For more information about Beef Checkoff promotions in Florida, contact the FBC …

citrus canker

Citrus Canker Detected in Georgia

Dan Citrus, Georgia, Georgia Department of Agriculture & Industries (GDAI), Huanglongbing (HLB)/Citrus Greening

(Atlanta, GA/GDA/June 14, 2022) — The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is alerting commercial and backyard citrus growers that citrus canker has been found in the state. Late last week, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Plant Protection and Quarantine (USDA APHIS PPQ) laboratory confirmed a suspected sample from a commercial citrus grove in Decatur County was citrus canker. “Citrus canker is …

Georgia

Georgia State Veterinarian on HPAI Confirmation

Dan Avian Influenza, Georgia, Georgia Department of Agriculture & Industries (GDAI), Poultry

Thursday, the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) and USDA’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) confirmed Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in a non-commercial, backyard flock located in Toombs County, Georgia. Samples were taken on May 29th after the flock owners reported sick birds and an increased rate of mortality. After testing for the H5N1 avian influenza virus, …

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Confirmed in a Backyard Flock in Georgia

Dan Avian Influenza, Georgia, Georgia Department of Agriculture & Industries (GDAI), Poultry, USDA-APHIS

(ATLANTA/June 2, 2022) — The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) have confirmed Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in a non-commercial, backyard flock (non-poultry) located in Toombs County, Georgia. This is the first confirmation of HPAI in Georgia. Avian influenza does not pose a risk to the …

Sackett

AFBF: NEPA Changes Signal Return to Outdated, Cumbersome Regulations

Dan AFBF, Environment, Regulation

American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall commented Wednesday on the final phase 1 revisions to the National Environmental Policy Act, known as NEPA. Duvall says, “AFBF is disappointed that the Biden administration has decided to reverse commonsense reforms to the National Environmental Policy Act.” AFBF says farmers and ranchers share the goal of caring for the natural resources …