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Best Management Practices Data Needed from Farmers

Best Management Practices Data Needed from Farmers     Florida farmers and ranchers are encouraged to participate in an upcoming survey on Best Management Practices (BMP) implementation to show the Legislature and the public that agriculture is serious about the sustainability of our water resources. Starting in January 2018, the Florida Department of Agriculture and [...]

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

CRC Proposals Negatively Impact Agriculture

CRC Proposals Negatively Impact Agriculture A few weeks ago, we wrote in AgWatch about language proposed by the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) that threatens Florida’s “Right to Farm” law. The amendment, known as Proposal 23, introduces the “right to a clean and healthful environment” into the Constitution. Florida Farm Bureau is extremely concerned that this [...]

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

Young Agriculturists Advance to National Competition

Young Agriculturists Advance to National Competition Three young farmers and ranchers will travel to Nashville to represent Florida in the following American Farm Bureau competitive events: Achievement in Agriculture, Excellence in Agriculture and Discussion Meet. Brittany Lee of Alachua County will compete for the Achievement in Agriculture Award, Courtney Davis of Okeechobee County will compete [...]

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

Florida Youth Institute: Growing Leaders

Florida Youth Institute: Growing Leaders Maddie Dvorak wants a University of Florida agriculture degree and then a farm job — on K Street in Washington D.C. At 16, she sees her handshake and her message as the best tools she has to feed the world. We need a lot more like her. The talent pipeline for agriculture [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

A New Generation of Ag Advocates is on the Way

A New Generation of Ag Advocates is on the Way Maddie Dvorak at Florida Youth Institute’s World Food Prize Summit Maddie Dvorak wants a University of Florida agriculture degree and then a farm job — on K Street in Washington D.C. At 16, she sees her handshake and her message as the best tools she has to [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

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