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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Constitutional Ammendments

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 [...]

The 2014 Farm Bill Expired. Now What?

The 2014 Farm Bill Expired. Now What? For over a year, the agriculture industry has implored Congress to act before September 30, 2018 to assure a new, five-year guarantee for the nation’s agricultural policy. However, [...]

GROWING INDUSTRIAL HEMP COULD BE BIG BUSINESS FOR FLORIDA FARMERS

GROWING INDUSTRIAL HEMP COULD BE BIG BUSINESS FOR FLORIDA FARMERS Nationally, hemp is moving towards a billion-dollar enterprise and Florida could very well be a leader, due to its environment, world market access and innovative [...]

October 2018

STATE ANNUAL MEETING TO CELEBRATE VOLUNTEERISM, MEMBERSHIP AND RIVALRY

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

STATE ANNUAL MEETING TO CELEBRATE VOLUNTEERISM, MEMBERSHIP AND RIVALRY In just a few weeks the Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting takes place in St. Augustine, Oct. 24-26. The three-day meeting will be a whirlwind of [...]

FARM RAISED | FARM PROUD

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

FARM RAISED | FARM PROUD Cindy Griffin District 8 Hendry, Glades, Palm Beach, Western Palm Beach, Collier, Broward, Dade, Monroe Cindy Griffin represents counties in District 8 for the Florida Farm Bureau State Women’s Committee. [...]

WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES

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

WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) continue to work through the two-step process of repealing and revising the definition of “waters [...]

September 2018

CLIMATE PREDICTION TOOLS FOR FARMERS

By | September 6th, 2018|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

CLIMATE PREDICTION TOOLS FOR FARMERS Florida’s farm families can develop strategies for producing food in advance of volatile weather patterns with tools provided by the Southeast Climate Consortium. The consortium, a collaborative project of University [...]

FLORIDA FARM BUREAU LOOKS AHEAD TO NOVEMBER

By | September 6th, 2018|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

FLORIDA FARM BUREAU LOOKS AHEAD TO NOVEMBER As we all recover from the recent primary election, it is time to turn our attention to the November general election that will see four highly contested cabinet [...]

USDA RELEASES TRADE AID PACKAGE

By | September 6th, 2018|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

USDA RELEASES TRADE AID PACKAGE In response to the flurry of retaliatory trade actions from several countries, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has exercised its borrowing authority to deliver a series of assistance programs to [...]

Upcoming Events

Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

October 24 @ 8:00 am - October 26 @ 5:00 pm

Polk County Agri-Fest

March 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - March 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

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