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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

November 2018

FARM BUREAU COMMITTED TO HELPING OUR PANHANDLE FARMERS

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

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 [...]

October 2018

IN MEMORIAM

By | October 4th, 2018|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

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 [...]

New Law Creates Increase Fines for Bee Hive Theft

By | October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

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 [...]

Polk County Farm Tour

By | October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

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 [...]

Constitutional Ammendments

By | October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

Constitutional Ammendments The process to amend the state constitution is quite quirky in Florida, as there are multiple avenues to change our state’s overarching governing document. The three main ways to revise the state constitution [...]

Constitutional Amendments

By | October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

Constitutional Amendments The process to amend the state constitution is quite quirky in Florida, as there are multiple avenues to change our state’s overarching governing document. The three main ways to revise the state constitution [...]

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