Cathy Isom checks out what you’ll be paying more for and less of the next time you fill up the grocery cart.
From Farm Credit of Central Florida:Farm Credit of Central Florida (FCCF) President and CEO, Reggie Holt announced the cooperative’s Board of Directors has elected Zellwood Nursery grower, Robert R. “Robbie” Roberson as chairman, succeeding, David J. Stanford. “Robbie brings great wisdom, and statesmanship to the board. FCCF has been blessed with astute and visionary leadership in the chairman’s position for over Read the rest of this entry »
In this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, Jeffrey Mitchell is the Beef Ambassador in Florida and someone who sees first hand the importance of the checkoff to the industry.
To learn more about your beef checkoff, go to mybeefcheckoff.com.
From the University of Florida/IFAS:
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Deep in the soil, underneath more than 400 plant and tree species, lurks a lethal fungus threatening Florida’s $15 billion a year ornamental horticulture industry.
But University of Florida plant pathologist G. Shad Ali has found an economical and eco-friendly way to combat the plant destroyer known Read the rest of this entry »
From the Georgia Department of Agriculture:
The Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter and the Georgia Department of Agriculture are pleased to be partnering once again this year to present the Georgia Grown Building during the 2015 Georgia National Fair, October 8-18, in Perry, GA. The building, featuring 20,000 sq. ft. of space, is dedicated to showcasing Georgia’s diverse agricultural industry as you have never seen it before. You can find Read the rest of this entry »
Everett Griner talks about cattle farming becoming more demanding in today’s Agri View.
Today Cathy Isom has some tips on how to get rid of old paint, oil and other chemicals WITHOUT harming the environment.
Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Under Secretary Kevin Concannon announced today the availability of up to $3.3 million in competitive funding to support the ability of farmers markets to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a form of payment.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes a report on millions of dollars of U.S. Department of Agriculture funding being made available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program as well as a beef checkoff challenge producers can participate in. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
Proposed new research and development projects aimed primarily at helping Florida citrus growers cope with HLB are being considered by the Citrus Research and Development Foundation. Foundation Chief Operations Officer Harold Browning reports.
USDA continues to remind farmers that the 2014 Farm Bill requires you to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form, with your local USDA service center in order to become or remain eligible for crop insurance premium support. Risk Management Agency Administrator Brandon Willis explains the conservation compliance certification needed and who needs to fill out this form .
DeSoto County grower and Florida Citrus Commissioner V.C. Hollingsworth discusses the “evolution” of HLB and grove conditions this season.
Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam is dedicated to protecting Florida’s $120 billion agriculture industry from pests and disease. Laurel wilt, spread by the red ambrosia beetle, is currently threatening the state’s avocado industry.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, under the leadership of Read the rest of this entry »
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Efforts to get a Florida Peach Growers Association up and running are well underway as work is being done towards the possibility of a Statewide Marketing Order for peaches to help to provide resources for marketing and research. Two public hearings have been Read the rest of this entry »
Everett Griner talks about what we don’t know about imported fish in today’s Agri View.
Are you prepared and know what to do when floods threaten your home? Cathy Isom has some helpful tips to prepare your home in case of a big flood.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today an investment of up to $235 million to improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the funding is being made available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), the newest conservation tool of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Tyron Spearman has a look at news of interest to those in the peanut industry.