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Legislative Affairs Update

Legislative Affairs Update Legislative Affairs Update FloridAgriculture E-Newsletter February 2018: http://www.floridafarmbureau.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Leg-Update-Feb-18.mp3 Director of Legislative Affairs Adam Basford gives a recap of the  Florida Farm Bureau Legislative Days and the Taste of Florida Agriculture Reception and the importance of members being involved in the legislative process. Thank you to all the members that helped make the [...]

By | February 7th, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

National Affairs Update

National Affairs Update National Affairs Update FloridAgriculture E-Newsletter February 2018: http://www.floridafarmbureau.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Feb-National-Affairs-Update-18.mp3 John Walt Boatright, National Affairs Coordinator speaks about Florida Farm Bureau’s primary concerns with national affairs and attention that Florida is focusing on with Congress. Dates have also been set for Field to the Hill on May 8-10 in Washington D.C. registration information will [...]

By | February 7th, 2018|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

The Number of Millennials is Increasing

The Number of Millennials is Increasing According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) the number of farmers under the age of 35 has increased 2.2 percent between 2007-2012; and according to a 2017 survey conducted by National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC),the majority of farmers did not come from an agricultural family. Morgan Norris, [...]

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

Legislative Priorities for 2018

Legislative Priorities for 2018 As Hurricane Irma ripped up the spine of Florida back on Sept. 11, the overarching goals set for the 2018 legislative session immediately changed. Not only did the storm cause at least $2.5 billion in economic damages to agriculture, it shifted the focus of the entire state and will have a [...]

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

A New Year with New Opportunities for FedPAC

A New Year with New Opportunities for FedPAC Florida Farm Bureau FedPAC rounded out a great year with the County Board Fundraising Campaign. A special shout out to Volusia, Lake, Polk, Washington, and Duval counties for their robust participation in our year-long fundraising effort. FFBF commends all county FB boards and their directors who graciously [...]

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

Ag Talk

Ag Talk Jena Gilmore Cheyenne Duncan was a fast-rising 4-H star in Walton County. Then, her freshman year of high school happened. While she was 14, her parents divorced, she was bullied at school, her father was deployed and she was in an abusive relationship. Her prize-winning goat died. Her show horse got injured and [...]

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

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