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 [...]

$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 [...]

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 [...]

SURVEY: MEMBERS TRUST FARM BUREAU NEWS SOURCES

SURVEY: MEMBERS TRUST FARM BUREAU NEWS SOURCES A recent survey has shown that Farm Bureau members place great trust in Farm Bureau news and information sources. Eighty-four percent of the members who participated hold this [...]

ROOTED IN AG CONFERENCE HIGHEST ATTENDANCE

ROOTED IN AG CONFERENCE HIGHEST ATTENDANCE More than 370 young people from across Florida attended the state Florida Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference last weekend, July 13-15, in St. Augustine. The conference [...]

A Win for the Environment and Private Property Rights

A Win for the Environment and Private Property Rights A U.S. District Court recently ruled in favor of a Preliminary Injunction for Florida and ten other states regarding the validity of the 2006 Clean Water [...]

July 2018

New Saw Palmetto Berry Harvesting Rule

By | July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

New Saw Palmetto Berry Harvesting Rule The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has adopted a new rule for harvesting and selling saw palmetto berries. According to the agency, widespread gathering of these [...]

Florida Farm Bureau Preparing For The 2018 Election Season

By | July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

Florida Farm Bureau Preparing For The 2018 Election Season As with every election cycle, Florida Farm Bureau, our members and our state’s strong agricultural community have the ability to make an impact in the Florida [...]

Two House Immigration Votes Fail; Ag Labor Reform in July?

By | July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

Two House Immigration Votes Fail; Ag Labor Reform in July? As a direct result of the House Freedom Caucus leveraging their Farm Bill votes, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte’s Securing America’s Future Act was brought [...]

House Passes Farm Bill; Senate Debate Underway

By | July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

House Passes Farm Bill; Senate Debate Underway By a narrow vote of 213 to 211, H.R. 2, the House’s version of the 2018 Farm Bill, passed on the second attempt within a month on Thursday, [...]

Florida’s Rural Communities Have an Economic Advantage

By | July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

Florida’s Rural Communities Have an Economic Advantage Economic prospects for rural areas in the Sunshine State may be better than expected in the years ahead. Florida has an advantage many other states do not possess. [...]

Survey Says Advocacy Most Important

By | July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

Survey Says Advocacy Most Important Florida Farm Bureau conducted a survey in May to assess the needs of county Farm Bureaus. The survey was sent to county Farm Bureau board members statewide with a 100 [...]

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