Florida Cattlemen Thanks Those Who Provided Support for Ranchers

Dan Cattle, Florida, Florida Cattlemen's Association (FCA)

While the clean-up efforts after Hurricane Ian continue across certain areas of Florida, many folks have been involved in helping cattle ranches those parts of the state. The Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) has had boots on the ground since the hurricane hit to help producers affected by the storm. Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman talked to FCA Director of Field Services Dusty Holley who …

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Preliminary Damage Assessment for Florida Agriculture Following Hurricane Ian

Dan Agri-Business, Aquaculture, Beef, Cattle, Citrus, Dairy, Economy, FDACS, Field Crops, Florida, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Forestry, Herbs, Hydroponics, Livestock, News from Our Sponsors, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables

(FDACS/Tallahassee, FL/Oct. 24, 2022) — The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried released the FDACS preliminary damage assessment for agriculture following Hurricane Ian. The assessment considered losses to agriculture production and infrastructure and are estimated between $1,180,714,303 and $1,888,305,886. “While today’s assessment is a preliminary snapshot of the losses to Florida agriculture, it is a critical first step …

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NRCS Assistance for Producers Affected by Hurricane Ian

Dan Economy, Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Florida, USDA-NRCS

The USDA says its expediting assistance for producers affected by Hurricane Ian. USDA can provide payments, through conservation program contracts, for Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) conservation practices to help agricultural landowners and producers address disaster-related resource concerns on their land. To expedite Hurricane Ian disaster recovery, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is issuing early start waivers in EQIP …

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Florida Commissioner Nikki Fried on UF/IFAS Preliminary Agricultural Damage Assessment

Dan Aquaculture, Cattle, Citrus, Cover Crops, Dairy, Economy, Field Crops, Florida, Fruits, Grapefruit, Lemons, Nursery Crops, Organic, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

(FDACS/GAINESVILLE, FL/Oct. 18, 2022) — The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) released a preliminary assessment of the agricultural production losses associated with Hurricane Ian. The report, which considered crops, livestock, and animal products, estimates a potential loss of up to $1.56 billion for Florida producers. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumers Services (FDACS) is expected to release its …


Disaster Declaration Sought for Farms, Ranches

Dan Economy, Florida, Legislative

State Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried on Thursday requested a federal disaster declaration for 17 counties after Hurricane Ian caused widespread damage to farms and ranches. Fried sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture pointing to farm and ranch losses in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota and Seminole …

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Contact Florida NRCS before Initiating Hurricane Cleanup

Dan Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Florida, USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida continues efforts to assist agricultural producers and landowners affected by Hurricane Ian with disaster recovery. That includes the announcement of early start waivers for Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) emergency declaration counties. This will allow key conservation practices to start prior to conservation program contract approval. Florida NRCS State Conservationist, Juan C. Hernandez, is …


Senator Rubio Tours Florida Citrus Groves Damaged by Hurricane Ian

Dan Citrus, Economy, Florida

Prior to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) initial citrus forecast presented during a luncheon at Putnam Ranch in Zolfo Springs, Florida, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), joined by Congressional members Kat Cammack (R-FL) and Scott Franklin (R-FL), toured citrus groves devastated by Hurricane Ian. Sen. Rubio explained to AgNet Media what he saw during those tours. And Rubio explained what …

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Farmers Try to Sort Out Hurricane Damage

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

(NSF/TALLAHASSEE, FL/Oct. 06, 2022) — A week after Hurricane Ian stormed across Florida, farmers and ranchers continue waiting for flood waters to recede to get a full picture of the destruction to citrus groves and cattle operations. The storm killed at least 200 cows at a dairy farm in Myakka City, while beef cattle counts remain uncertain until herds can …