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WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released a report that, for the first time, provides uniform scientific methods for quantifying the changes in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and carbon storage from various land management and conservation activities. The report, titled Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Agriculture and Forestry: Methods for Entity-Scale Inventory, will help USDA evaluate current and future greenhouse gas conservation programs, as well as Read the rest of this entry »
Citrus Expo, coming up August 13-14 in Ft. Myers, will be packed with up to date information for growers and others across the industry. As a matter of fact during the seminars, one of the topics to be discussed by University of Florida’s Brandon Page is research trials.
The annual Cattle Industry Summer Conference continues today in Denver, Colorado as more than 600 producers are there to talk about future policy. Many issues are being discussed including one that affects many in agriculture.
Citrus growers received a bit of good news this week as the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services approved a 24C Special Local Need label for Baythroid XL insecticide. Dr. Michael E. Rogers, with the Citrus Research & Education Center at Lake Alfred, says this will provide growers with additional pyrethroid options for use in managing the Asian citrus psyllid.
In this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, did you know the checkoff is involved in new efforts to reach millennials? Randy Moody from New Market, Alabama knows that’s something he, as an individual producer, can’t do.
Cattle producers from across the nation are gathered in Denver, Colorado this week for the annual Cattle Industry Summer Conference. And international trade will be a key topic of discussion, especially for members of the beef industry’s Global Growth Committee, which is set to meet Thursday. Joe Schuele has the story.
Folks from across the Southeast were in Panama City, Florida this past weekend for the annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference. And those in attendance included the Executive Directors of the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, Florida Peanut Producers Association and Georgia Peanut Commission. Read the rest of this entry »
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida 4-H members are inviting their fellow 4-H members across the state to join them in a 4-H Day of Service. This project is a call to action for 4-H members to engage in service projects that tie into the elements of the 4-H pledge – Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.
On Wednesday, July 30th, 2014, 4-H members attending Florida 4-H University take part in several service projects. 4-H University attendees are 4-H members from each of the 67 counties throughout the state. There are over Read the rest of this entry »
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Harold Browning, Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) chief operations officer, reports that a business manager has been hired for the foundation. In addition, plans are underway to add a contracted full-time, Florida-based project manager to oversee antimicrobial strategies and opportunities.
According to The National Journal, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy feels her efforts to meet with farmers and ranchers and policymakers on the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule has been worth it.
The annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference took place this past weekend in Panama City, Florida, and Tyron Spearman could be found in his apron fixing grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. But he also took time out to attend the various sessions where a variety of topics were discussed, including peanut markets.
From the Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference:
Gainesville, Fla. – The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Florida A&M University’s Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Focus Team are pleased to announce the three winners of the Innovative Farmer Award for this year’s conference.
The Innovative Farmer Award recognizes farmers and ranchers who are innovative leaders and excel in making their farming systems more profitable over the long term, using farming practices that Read the rest of this entry »
One topic during last week’s Southern Peanut Growers Conference in Panama City was China. Jeff Johnson with Birdsong Peanut Company, one of the speakers at this year’s event, talked about the issues with this country concerning peanuts and Cindy Zimmerman caught up with him afterwards.
During last week’s event recognizing the 5th anniversary of the Longleaf Restoration Initiative, some were asking what it would take to get more landowners across the Southeast involved in planting longleaf pines.