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Two FFB Priorities Expected to Collide

Two FFB Priorities Expected to Collide The week of June 18 promises to be action-packed, as the U.S. House intends to take up the hot-button issues of immigration and agricultural policy. This timing results from an agreement between House leadership and the House Freedom Caucus following a failed Farm Bill vote on May 18. The [...]

By | June 1st, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

DOR Releases Details on Disaster Relief Sales Tax Rebate Program

DOR Releases Details on Disaster Relief Sales Tax Rebate Program Farm families looking to take advantage of the sales tax rebate program can begin the process of applying for refunds on the sales taxes paid on hurricane-damaged farm fencing and non-residential building materials that were purchased between Sept. 10, 2017 and May 31, 2018. The [...]

By | May 31st, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

HYDRAULIC FLUID 303: A WARNING

HYDRAULIC FLUID 303: A WARNING Georgia and Missouri have issued stop sale orders on “303” Tractor Hydraulic Fluid (THF), used in farm and industrial tractors and construction equipment. THF serves as a hydraulic and transmission fluid and gear oil. The THF 303 specification was discontinued in the 1970s and was subsequently replaced with the current [...]

By | May 31st, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

YF&R Leadership Conference Graphics

YF&R Leadership Conference Graphics Find the Conference page at http://www.floridafarmbureau.org/2018-young-farmers-and-ranchers-conference/

By | May 18th, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

FFBF Takes on DC MAY 8-10 For Annual Fly-in

FFBF Takes on DC MAY 8-10 For Annual Fly-in Roughly 100 members of Florida Farm Bureau will travel to Washington, D.C. next week for an annual effort to bring agricultural issues to congressional offices. This year, the Florida Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers leadership team will join other members in issue briefing sessions, Hill [...]

By | April 27th, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

GROWER INPUT NEEDED ON BMPS

GROWER INPUT NEEDED ON BMPS UF/IFAS researchers at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center would like to better understand Best Management Practices (BMPs) used by growers in your area. Growers provide a public service by performing these practices at their own cost. This survey asks questions about which BMPs you are using for different [...]

By | April 26th, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

FARM RASIED | FARM PROUD

FARM RASIED | FARM PROUD District 2 Brenda Gayle Land, State Women’s Leadership Committee Representing Liberty, Gadsden, Franklin, Wakulla, Leon, Jefferson, Taylor, Madison, Hamilton, Suwannee and Lafayette Counties. Brenda Gayle Land serves as the District 2 Representative on the Florida Farm Bureau State Women’s Committee. The Lafayette County native was born in the small community [...]

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

Water Troughs Can Spread E. Coli

Water Troughs Can Spread E. Coli Cornell University researchers have reported a study that shows a link between water troughs on farms and the spread of E. coli through beef cattle. Led by a veterinary college faculty member, the team found evidence showing fluctuations in the degree of risk. The pathogen was more prevalent during [...]

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

Agri-Science Is Overlooked In High Schools

Agri-Science Is Overlooked In High Schools A new national survey indicates that just 22 percent of high school teachers incorporate agricultural science into their lesson plans. Nearly half of the teachers report that less emphasis is placed upon agricultural science now in high school classrooms compared to 15 years ago. Sponsored by Bayer in collaboration [...]

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

Farmers Help to Reduce Food Waste

Farmers Help to Reduce Food Waste Farmers statewide are partnering with the Florida Food Recovery Program (FFRP) to reduce food waste across Florida to help lessen food deserts in local communities. The program, an initiative led by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), offers healthier food options for consumers who rely on [...]

By | March 1st, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments