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 [...]

August 2018

USDA ANNOUNCES FARM ASSISTANCE DURING TRADE TALKS

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

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

By | August 1st, 2018|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

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

By | August 1st, 2018|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

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

By | August 1st, 2018|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

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 [...]

July 2018

ROOTED IN AG CONFERENCE HIGHEST ATTENDANCE

By | July 31st, 2018|Categories: Florida Farm Bureau|

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

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

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 [...]

Upcoming Events

Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

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

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