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Ag Groups Respond to Trump Administration Announcement Upholding the RFS

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Corn, Energy, Field Crops, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Sugar

National Corn Growers Association (NCGA-Oct. 4, 2019) — The National Corn Growers Association welcomed an announcement from President Trump directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to follow the letter of the law and keep the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) whole. The RFS and corn farmers have repeatedly come under attack from big oil and the EPA, including the most recent …

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Trump Delivers on a Key Promise to American Farmers

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Corn, Energy, Field Crops, Industry News Release, Sugar

WASHINGTON, (USDA-October 4, 2019) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue issued the following statements after President Donald J. Trump successfully negotiated an agreement on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): “President Trump’s leadership has led to an agreement that continues to promote domestic ethanol and biodiesel production, supporting our …

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Gov. DeSantis Announces Early Termination of the Florida Crystals Lease on the STA Footprint of Lands Needed for Construction of the EAA Reservoir

Dan Environment, Florida, Industry News Release, Lake Okeechobee, Sugar, Water

Lease Termination is an Important Step in Meeting the Expedited Construction Schedule for the Reservoir Project Tallahassee, FL (Office of FL Gov. Ron DeSantis-Oct. 3, 2019)— Governor Ron DeSantis, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced the early termination of the Florida Crystals Lease for the stormwater treatment area (STA) component …

specialty crop farmers

USDA Invests $11M In Research That Will Support Specialty Crop Farmers

Dan Fruits, Hemp, Industry News Release, Pecans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables

WASHINGTON (USDA-Oct. 3, 2019) — U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary Scott Hutchins announced that the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has invested $11 million in research that will support specialty crop farmers. “This collaborative public-private research effort will focus on applying innovative solutions to pest management problems that often are otherwise not available to specialty …

Response to FDACS Open Burn Program Enhancements

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Sugar

Clewiston, FL (U.S. Sugar-Oct. 1, 2019) — In response to enhancements announced by Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Commissioner Nikki Fried, U.S. Sugar Senior Director for Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Judy Sanchez released the following statement: “We applaud Commissioner Nikki Fried, her staff and the Florida Forest Service for their thoughtful review of the state’s open …

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Commissioner Nikki Fried Issues Emergency Orders & Actions for Hurricane Dorian

Dan Cattle, Citrus, Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, Fruits, Industry, Industry News Release, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Pollinators, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables, Weather

Tallahassee, FL (FDACS) — Ahead of Hurricane Dorian’s expected impact to Florida,Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried has issued a series of emergency orders and actions to provide critical assistance to Florida’s residents and industries. The emergency orders and actions include the following:  Emergency Order 2019-003, which suspends portions of the Motor Fuel Marketing Act that prohibits fuel retailers from selling gasoline below the …

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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 …

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Millions in Agricultural Crops at Risk as Dorian Approaches Florida

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Citrus, Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, Fruits, General, Georgia, Industry, Industry News Release, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables, Water, Weather

GAINESVILLE, FL (UF/IFAS) — If Hurricane Dorian makes landfall mid-way up Florida’s Atlantic Coast – as many models predicted Thursday afternoon – the storm could devastate not only Central Florida tourist destinations, but also the region’s agricultural areas, which include significant acreage devoted to citrus, vegetable, ornamental plant and cattle production. Economists and Extension faculty with the University of Florida …

U.S. Sugar Addresses Recently Amended Lawsuit Attacking Farming Communities

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Sugar

(U.S. Sugar) — “The amended complaint filed earlier by out of town trial lawyers is currently under review.” It appears attacks on our farming communities have widened to include the Glades and Hendry county communities of Moore Haven and Clewiston, where we have played a proud and prominent role since our founding in 1931. Our senior management, including our CEO …