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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

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

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

WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES

WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) continue to work through the two-step process of repealing and revising the definition of “waters of the United States,” the Federal District Courts continue to hammer out the legality of actions by the Administration. Last [...]

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

CLIMATE PREDICTION TOOLS FOR FARMERS

CLIMATE PREDICTION TOOLS FOR FARMERS Florida’s farm families can develop strategies for producing food in advance of volatile weather patterns with tools provided by the Southeast Climate Consortium. The consortium, a collaborative project of University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) faculty members and other researchers, has created a specialized website for [...]

By | September 6th, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

FLORIDA FARM BUREAU LOOKS AHEAD TO NOVEMBER

FLORIDA FARM BUREAU LOOKS AHEAD TO NOVEMBER As we all recover from the recent primary election, it is time to turn our attention to the November general election that will see four highly contested cabinet seats, several toss-up seats in the state House and Senate, and although we’re not exactly sure how many at this [...]

By | September 6th, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

USDA RELEASES TRADE AID PACKAGE

USDA RELEASES TRADE AID PACKAGE In response to the flurry of retaliatory trade actions from several countries, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has exercised its borrowing authority to deliver a series of assistance programs to those commodities and agricultural sectors damaged by tariffs. These programs, totaling $12 billion, will provide direct, incremental payments to affected [...]

By | September 6th, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

USDA ANNOUNCES FARM ASSISTANCE DURING TRADE TALKS

USDA ANNOUNCES FARM ASSISTANCE DURING TRADE TALKS On July 24, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the availability of $12 billion to aid farmers who stand to lose income because of tariff hikes by foreign nations. The money is intended as a temporary support while the administration negotiates new international trade agreements. Tariff increases [...]

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

$2 BILLION IN WHIP FEDERAL DISASTER RELIEF FUNDING AVAILABLE

BILLION IN WHIP FEDERAL DISASTER RELIEF FUNDING AVAILABLE The sign-up period for the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (WHIP) will run through November 16. Agricultural producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 can apply for assistance to help recover their farm operations. The following are important to note as producers start this process. [...]

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

FLORIDA FARM BUREAU WORKING TO STRENGTHEN RIGHT TO FARM

FLORIDA FARM BUREAU WORKING TO STRENGTHEN RIGHT TO FARM In recent months, many states have seen challenges to their “Right to Farm” law. Most notably, in North Carolina, the state found a Smithfield Foods subsidiary liable for nuisance and awarded $50 million in damages to neighboring landowners. Although it appeared as though the farm operated [...]

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