IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM Pete Clemons, the popular owner and operator of the Okeechobee Livestock Market, passed away on Sept. 16 at age 91. Clemons, a 2008 Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame inductee, was formerly a champion rodeo competitor. His career included citrus and beef cattle production. He was also a long-term, well-respected member of the Okeechobee [...]

By | October 4th, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

New Law Creates Increase Fines for Bee Hive Theft

New Law Creates Increase Fines for Bee Hive Theft Tony Hogg, Chair of the Florida Farm Bureau Apiculture Advisory Committee says that commercial beekeepers are experiencing declining profits due to increased bee deaths and stolen hives. “Anything that gives us tools to our toolkit to try to discourage, or prevent, or punish theft is a [...]

By | October 3rd, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Polk County Farm Tour

Polk County Farm Tour Polk County Farm Bureau in cooperation with Polk County Extension hosted a farm tour featuring four This Farm CARES recipients. Representatives from various local offices were able to enjoy the tour and speak with local farmers about their operation and issue that they face. The tour included a listening session with [...]

By | October 3rd, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Constitutional Amendments

Constitutional Amendments The process to amend the state constitution is quite quirky in Florida, as there are multiple avenues to change our state’s overarching governing document. The three main ways to revise the state constitution is through a citizen petition, the Florida Legislature and the once-every-20-year process known as the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC), the [...]

By | October 3rd, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Constitutional Ammendments

Constitutional Ammendments The process to amend the state constitution is quite quirky in Florida, as there are multiple avenues to change our state’s overarching governing document. The three main ways to revise the state constitution is through a citizen petition, the Florida Legislature and the once-every-20-year process known as the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC), the [...]

By | October 3rd, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

The 2014 Farm Bill Expired. Now What?

The 2014 Farm Bill Expired. Now What? For over a year, the agriculture industry has implored Congress to act before September 30, 2018 to assure a new, five-year guarantee for the nation’s agricultural policy. However, that deadline came and went over the weekend, so what now? Actually, many programs receive appropriated funds beyond the authorized [...]

By | October 3rd, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

GROWING INDUSTRIAL HEMP COULD BE BIG BUSINESS FOR FLORIDA FARMERS

GROWING INDUSTRIAL HEMP COULD BE BIG BUSINESS FOR FLORIDA FARMERS Nationally, hemp is moving towards a billion-dollar enterprise and Florida could very well be a leader, due to its environment, world market access and innovative farming. The Cannabis sativa plant is cultivated as a fiber and grain crop. It may be used for building materials, [...]

By | October 2nd, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

STATE ANNUAL MEETING TO CELEBRATE VOLUNTEERISM, MEMBERSHIP AND YOUNG FARMERS’ SKILLS

STATE ANNUAL MEETING TO CELEBRATE VOLUNTEERISM, MEMBERSHIP AND YOUNG FARMERS’ SKILLS In just a few weeks the Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting takes place in St. Augustine, Oct. 24-26. The three-day meeting will be a whirlwind of networking, awards, competitions and informative break-out sessions on the latest agricultural trends. Students and agriculturists from age 14 [...]

By | October 2nd, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

STATE ANNUAL MEETING TO CELEBRATE VOLUNTEERISM, MEMBERSHIP AND RIVALRY

STATE ANNUAL MEETING TO CELEBRATE VOLUNTEERISM, MEMBERSHIP AND RIVALRY In just a few weeks the Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting takes place in St. Augustine, Oct. 24-26. The three-day meeting will be a whirlwind of networking, awards, competitions and informative break-out sessions on the latest agricultural trends. Students and agriculturists from age 14 to 35 [...]

By | October 2nd, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

FARM RAISED | FARM PROUD

FARM RAISED | FARM PROUD Cindy Griffin District 8 Hendry, Glades, Palm Beach, Western Palm Beach, Collier, Broward, Dade, Monroe Cindy Griffin represents counties in District 8 for the Florida Farm Bureau State Women’s Committee. The South Florida native was born in Fort Lauderdale and was raised in Clewiston, part of Hendry County and dubbed [...]

By | October 2nd, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments