Freeze Forecast

Randall Weiseman Weather

A freeze is in the forecast for the Southeast next week. Report(:30 mp3)

FSU Recieves Grant for Climate Consortium

Randall Weiseman General, Weather

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Florida State University $2.5 million to provide climate forecasting for the agricultural community in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. The grant will help fund the Southeast Climate Consortium (SECC). Read more here. Report (1:00 mp3)

South FL Agriculture Workshops to Address Water Restrictions

Gary Cooper Cattle, Citrus, Florida, Sugar, Weather

The following workshops have been scheduled in South Florida concerning the Water Restrictions from the South Florida Water Management District. Irrigation Restrictions: Production Implications” workshops (pdf file) are scheduled as follows: March 5th – Palm Beach County Extension, University of Florida/IFAS, 559 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach; 4:00pm – 6:00pm. March 18th – Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, …

GA Agribusiness Council Atlanta Mtgs Draw Ag & Political Leaders

Gary Cooper Cotton, Dairy, Georgia, Nursery Crops, Peanuts, Poultry, Specialty Crops, Vegetables, Weather

This week’s Annual Meeting and Legislative Breakfast events hosted by the Georgia Agribusiness Council in Atlanta drew a good crowd of the state’s agriculture leaders, numerous lawmakers and legislative staffers. One of the big news items of the day is the announcement by GA Governor Sonny Perdue that some of the watering restrictions in Georgia will be relaxed, for now …

Citrus Deals With Cold Weather Too

Gary Cooper Citrus, Florida, Weather

IT’S COLD IN FLORIDA and nobody is more aware of it than Florida’s citrus & veggie growers! In these reports, more comments from Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charlie Bronson regarding the reasons behind the lifting of certain trucking restrictions for agriculture movement. Report (2:00 mp3) Report (2:00 mp3) This post sponsored by:

FL Cold Weather Irrigation Recordkeeping Reminder

Gary Cooper Cattle, Citrus, Florida, Specialty Crops, Vegetables, Weather

This reminder in this afternoon from Florida Farm Bureau: Remember to report your frost/freeze protection water use separate from your usual water use permitted quantities. Crop protection water quantities are calculated outside your normal annual average permitted quantities. Please contact Cara Martin at FFBF if you have any questions (Cara Martin,Asst Dir, Gov & Community Affairs, FFBF, Ph: (727) 856-8649 …

FL Growers Rush to Harvest

Randall Weiseman Citrus, Florida, General, Specialty Crops, Vegetables, Weather

As Florida growers rush to beat the freeze, highway restrictions have been eased to help them get those crops to market and processing. Report (1:00 mp3) Citrus is the biggest concern, but strawberries, beans, cukes, corn and eggplant are also in danger. Report (1:30 mp3) This post sponsored by: