Florida drought wildfires

Florida Cattle Producers Stressed from Drought Conditions

Dan Cattle, Drought

It was announced this week by Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam and the Florida Forest Service that 2,163 wildfires have burned over 170,000 acres in Florida this year, with 127 active wildfires burning as of earlier this week. “Even with rain across large parts of Florida over the weekend, Florida is still experiencing drought conditions and elevated wildfire danger – …

Eight Counties in Florida Designated as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Dan Drought, Florida, Industry News Release

In response to a request from Debbie Folsom, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in Florida, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 8 counties in Florida as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought. Those counties are: Charlotte Glades Highlands Osceola DeSoto Hardee Okeechobee Polk Farmers and ranchers in the …