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Registration Now Open for Legislative Days in Tallahassee

Registration Now Open for Legislative Days in Tallahassee One of Florida Farm Bureau’s greatest opportunities to impact public policy on the state level occurs every year during the legislative session, where hundreds of members travel to Tallahassee from all across the state to advocate in support of policies that will positively impact our state’s farmers [...]

By | November 7th, 2017|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Congressional Tax Reform Efforts Begin

Congressional Tax Reform Efforts Begin   House Republicans released their tax plan entitled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Thursday. The House Ways and Means Committee plans to start and complete the markup of the bill this week. The plan would double the current estate tax exemption to around $11 million per person and [...]

By | November 7th, 2017|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Service in a Time of Need

Service in a Time of Need UF/IFAS Extension dairy agent Colleen Larson didn’t wait for instructions on how to help farmers in the wake of Hurricane Irma. She bought sandwiches at a sub shop and delivered them to essential workers. Then she went to her kitchen, cooked her own food and delivered it. A prominent [...]

By | November 7th, 2017|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Community of Hope

Community of Hope Community of Hope The Aftermath of Irma Farm Credit brings food to those in need in Labelle, FL following Hurricane Irma Less than one month after Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas Gulf Coast, Floridians embraced for a catastrophe of their own. Irma’s track led to a path of destruction that was a [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

SART Assists in Animal and Agricultural Emergencies

SART Assists in Animal and Agricultural Emergencies SART Assists in Animal and Agricultural Emergencies As an agricultural sentinel state, Florida’ unique geographic position is vulnerable to pests, natural and man-made disasters. Hurricanes target the Sunshine state more than any other state, and the potential for natural and man-made disasters puts Florida agriculture at risk. Since [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Extension Professional of the Year

Extension Professional of the Year @JackPayneIFAS Bob Hochmuth with Randall Dasher and Sarah Carte at their farm photographed for a Farm Bureau recognition. (photo by UF/IFAS Tyler Jones) Sometimes I wonder if Bob Hochmuth is secretly on the Farm Bureau payroll. He is relentless in asking me for resources he can put to use for [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Water Management District Agricultural Cost Share Programs

Water Management District Agricultural Cost Share Programs Water Management district budgets start October 1, 2017 so it’s a good time to decide if their agricultural cost-share programs are applicable and beneficial to your operation.  These programs typically incentivize water conservation and quality enhancement projects and some have eligibility requirements. South Florida Water Management District Contact:  [...]

By | September 22nd, 2017|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Hurricane Irma Aftermath Resources

Hurricane Irma Aftermath Resources Farmers and ranchers throughout Florida are working tirelessly to restore food and fiber production for our state and the nation after Hurricane Irma wreaked destruction on much of the state. The total economic loss for agriculture is expected to be in the billions. We have collected an array of resources that [...]

By | September 18th, 2017|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Farm Bureau Monitoring Special Elections this Fall

Farm Bureau Monitoring Special Elections this Fall A number of resignations and other appointments have led to a busy non-election year in 2017, with special elections for State House and Senate seats in Orlando, Miami and Tampa. Florida Farm Bureau is keeping a close eye on all of these races as several new members will [...]

By | September 1st, 2017|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

FARM RAISED | FARM PROUD

FARM RAISED | FARM PROUD Blaire Colvin, Colvin Farms, LLC Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Group Marion County Second generation farmer Blaire Colvin represents counties in district four on the Florida Farm Bureau State Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Committee. The Marion County farm-girl at heart currently co-owns and operates Colvin Farms, LLC with her [...]

By | September 1st, 2017|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments