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2018-19 Florida Agri-Women Officers Announced

2018-19 Florida Agri-Women Officers Announced American Agri-Women Past President Marcie Williams, Croton, Ohio recently installed the 2018-19 Officers of the Florida Agri-Women in Port Charlotte. New officers included President Ruth Jensen, Port Charlotte; Vice President Sonia Tighe, Tampa; Secretary-Treasurer Andrea Stanford, Bradenton; and Immediate Past President Deborah Brady, Dunnellon. Florida Agri-Women, a non-profit affiliate of [...]

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

Following Elections, Farm Bureau Focuses on 2019 Legislative Session

Following Elections, Farm Bureau Focuses on 2019 Legislative Session Republicans Win 4 of 5 Statewide Races After the dust settled on multiple recounts in a number of statewide and legislative races, Republicans emerged victorious in four of the five statewide races. The only statewide elected Democrat in Florida will be Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried, [...]

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

Lame-Duck Congress Must Deliver

Lame-Duck Congress Must Deliver As we approach a close to 2018, there are multiple priorities that have bottlenecked during this lame-duck session of Congress. A 2018 Farm Bill awaits urgent action before program funding expiration in December. The federal government as a whole has a crucial appropriations deadline of Dec. 7. Our careworn producers in [...]

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

Florida Company is Semi-Finalist in National Ag Challenge

Florida Company is Semi-Finalist in National Ag Challenge Elite OviGen, Inc., a sheep breeding software solutions company, is one of 10 semi-finalists in the 2019 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge.   The Beverly-Hills based entrepreneur will receive $10,000 to help them take their business to the next level. “Being a top-10 semifinalist is invaluable. It [...]

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

BERMUDAGRASS STEM MAGGOT

BERMUDAGRASS STEM MAGGOT An invasive fly, the Bermudagrass stem maggot, scientific name Atherigona reversura, was first discovered in 2010 damaging bermudagrass pasture and hay fields in Georgia. This was the first record of this species in North America. Since then, it has become a serious pest of Bermudagrass forage, hay and turf. It has since [...]

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

WHIP Deadline Approaching

WHIP Deadline Approaching The sign up period for the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (WHIP) will end on November 16, 2018. It is imperative that producers contact their local FSA office if they incurred damage from Hurricane IRMA in 2017. If your FSA office is having communication issues due to Hurricane Michael, it is [...]

By | November 5th, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

FARM BUREAU COMMITTED TO HELPING OUR PANHANDLE FARMERS

FARM BUREAU COMMITTED TO HELPING OUR PANHANDLE FARMERS For the second consecutive year, Florida agriculture was devastated by a strong hurricane. Last year, it was Hurricane Irma that caused more than $2.5 billion in damage to the agriculture industry alone. A few weeks ago, Hurricane Michael, a Category 4 monster that seemingly came out of [...]

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

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