Crop Insurance Deadline Nears in Florida

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Wheat

Oats, Potato, Sugarcane, and Wheat Growers Need to Make Insurance Decisions Soon Tallahassee, FL (FDACS)  – The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (USDA RMA) reminds Florida oats, potato, sugarcane, and wheat growers that September 30 is the final date to apply for crop insurance coverage for the 2020 …


Glades Sugarcane Farmers Continue Water Quality Success

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Water

Recently, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) announced that once again, sugarcane and vegetable farmers in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) surpassed annual phosphorus reduction targets by reducing phosphorus 44 percent – bringing the average annual reduction to 56 percent since the program began in 1996. “Good news on water gets lost in the shuffle, but sugarcane farmers continue …


U.S. Sugar Executive Re-Appointed to National Agricultural Trade Advisory Committee

Dan Industry News Release, Sugar, Trade

Clewiston, FL (U. S. Sugar) – U.S. Sugar is proud to announce that Judy Clayton Sanchez, Senior Director for Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, was re-appointed to the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade (ATAC) in Sweeteners and Sweetener Products by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Sanchez is serving her third term, which …


U.S. Sugar Gives Back at Christmas

Dan Industry News Release, Sugar

With the holidays approaching, the people of U.S. Sugar have been busy spreading Christmas cheer by giving back to nearby communities. Over the past two weeks, representatives from the company have distributed more than 2,000 turkeys, 4,000 bags of sugar, hundreds of crates of sweet corn, and other vegetables grown by U.S. Sugar farmers in the Everglades Agricultural Area. “The …


USDA Announces No Actions Under Feedstock Flexibility Program

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Sugar

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announced that it does not expect to purchase and sell sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program for crop year 2018 (fiscal year 2019). The CCC is required by law to quarterly announce estimates of sugar to be purchased and sold under the Feedstock Flexibility Program based on crop and consumption …


UF/IFAS a Trusted Source of Agricultural-Related Information

Dan Field Crops, Florida, Fruits, Industry News Release, Livestock, Research, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables, Water

Florida’s county commissioners look to the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) for reliable agricultural-related information, according to a recent study. In May 2018, the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (PIE Center) surveyed 43 county commissioners to identify the sources they use for information on agriculture, food, water and natural …

On Tour in the Everglades Agricultural Area

Randall Weiseman Citrus, Florida, Sugar

The Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) is a unique region with a long, rich history. Last week, members of the AgNet Media team had the privilege to visit the EAA and surrounding farm areas to meet with some of the area’s key players. During the three-day tour, the team explored agricultural production systems, ranging from sugar to citrus.   ROTH FARMS …

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Ag Bankers, Accountants Oppose Sugar Policy Modernization Act

Dan Industry News Release, Sugar

The Hagstrom Report says almost 60 banks and certified public accountants that all do business with sugar growers fired off a letter to the House and Senate Ag Committees opposing the Sugar Policy Modernization Act. The legislation would make changes to the American sugar program. The bankers and accountants say in the letter, “We’ve had the opportunity to review the …


U.S. Sugar Prepares for Cold Weather in South Florida

Dan Florida, Fruits, Industry News Release, Sugar, Vegetables, Weather

With South Florida expected to experience some of the coldest weather of the season, U.S. Sugar and its family of farmers have begun making preparations to limit any impact on crops. U.S. Sugar’s Senior Director for Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Judy Sanchez issued the following statement: “As the coldest weather of the winter thus far approaches, like most farmers …