FL Ag and Business Leaders Want Amendment 3 to Pass!

Dan Cattle, Citrus, Florida, General, Livestock, Pork, Sugar, Vegetables

In this Juice News report, Gary Cooper has comments from Mark Wilson of the Florida Chamber about why agriculture folks want Amendment 3 to pass.  ALso in this report, a brief follow up with comments from Indian River Citrus League about USDA’s planned purchase of millions of gallons of Florida grapefruit juice, which should help stabalize prices for growers.  Report (1:00 wma)

Sugar Not Sweet For Ethanol

Randall Weiseman Sugar

A new USDA study adds up the numbers on producing ethanol from sugar and concludes that it’s not worth it. Report (1:00 wma)

Senate Ag Hears Sugar Testimony

Randall Weiseman Florida, Sugar

The Senate Agriculture Committee held its first field hearing on farm policy in Albany, Georgia Friday and one of those testifying was a Florida sugar grower. Report (:55 wma)

Sweet Disaster Aid For Sugar Cane

Randall Weiseman Sugar

Disaster aid for agriculture was cut from $3.8 billion to just $500 million in the emergency supplemental appropriations bill out of conference committee, but sugar cane was a winner. Report (1:00 wma)

Sugar Cane Gets Disaster Aid

Randall Weiseman Sugar

Congressman Mark Foley (FL-R) is pleased that the 2006 emergency supplemental appropriations bill passed by Congress includes $40 million in disaster aid for sugar cane producers in Florida affected by recent hurricanes. Here is an interview with Congressman Foley about the measure. Report (3:00 wma)

Sweet Victory

Randall Weiseman Florida, Sugar Leave a Comment

Luther Markwart with the American Sugar Beet Growers, part of the American Sugar Alliance, talks about the importance of the U.S. sugar program which was retained in the ag appropriations bill passed by Congress last week.