Committees Set as Legislature Prepares for Start of 2019 Legislative Session

Committees Set as Legislature Prepares for Start of 2019 Legislative Session Committee assignments in the Florida House of Representatives were just announced last month, as lawmakers continue to make early preparations for the 2019 legislative [...]

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 [...]

October 2018

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 [...]

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 [...]

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