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DEP Collaborates with Landowners

DEP Collaborates with Landowners The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is working to enhance its effectiveness, collaboration, and transparency to promote and accelerate environmental protection and restoration, to “Achieve More Now.”  One way we can achieve cleaner water, faster, is to reach out to different groups that affect and care about our state’s rivers, [...]

By |2019-06-04T11:21:53-05:00June 4th, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Florida Farm Bureau Pressures Congress on Disaster Relief

Florida Farm Bureau Pressures Congress on Disaster Relief Last week, three attempts to send a $19.1 billion disaster relief package to the President’s desk were thwarted by conservative Republicans in the House. In their objections, three different members from Texas, Kentucky, and Tennessee were incensed by the attempts to pass the bill by “unanimous consent.” [...]

By |2019-06-03T11:11:25-05:00June 3rd, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Member Photo Contest is Open

Member Photo Contest is Open Florida Farm Bureau Federation’s 2019 Photo Contest is accepting photos for its online photo contest. The contest is open to all Florida Farm Bureau members who do not receive a regular income from photography. Categories for winning photos include On the Farm, Natural Florida and Wildlife and Children, Families and [...]

By |2019-06-03T11:11:26-05:00June 3rd, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Inaugural Conference Connects Ag to Education

Inaugural Conference Connects Ag to Education The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service will hold an inaugural Florida Farm to School Conference Nov. 7 and 8, 2019 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.  The first statewide Florida Farm to School Conference is a way for schools, distributors and producers to connect and learn [...]

By |2019-06-03T11:11:26-05:00June 3rd, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

A Safe Disposal for Unwanted Pesticides

A Safe Disposal for Unwanted Pesticides Operation Cleansweep provides farmers, nursery operators, golf course operators and pest control services a one-time safe and economical way to dispose of their canceled, suspended and unusable pesticides. Some materials are old and being stored in deteriorating containers. Chlordane and DDT are extremely toxic to humans and hazardous to [...]

By |2019-06-03T11:11:26-05:00June 3rd, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

National Hurricane Relief… The Disaster Continues

National Hurricane Relief… The Disaster Continues Ongoing state and federal efforts to secure relief funding for farmers and ranchers affected by Hurricane Michael continue to hit various roadblocks. The Florida Legislature approaches the end of session with little to show for our Panhandle communities, and federal appropriators are halting an entire multi-billion dollar relief package [...]

By |2019-04-25T11:24:26-05:00April 24th, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

NAP Buy-Up Coverage Option & Enhancements for Military Veterans

NAP Buy-Up Coverage Option & Enhancements for Military Veterans USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has announced that higher levels of coverage will be offered through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) through May 24, 2019. Producers can obtain buy-up coverage for 2019 or 2020 eligible crops for which the NAP application closing date has [...]

By |2019-04-25T11:24:26-05:00April 24th, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

New Dairy Welfare Guide Released

New Dairy Welfare Guide Released The International Dairy Federation (IDF) released a new publication to promote the implementation of good animal welfare practices in dairy production globally. The update identifies five action areas to be considered when developing and implementing quality management systems for dairy animal welfare, including stockmanship, feed and water, the physical environment, [...]

By |2019-04-25T11:24:27-05:00April 24th, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

CUPS Grown Grapefruit Higher Yield

CUPS Grown Grapefruit Higher Yield Researchers are seeing positive results from an experiment to shield Florida grapefruit under a protective screen knows as “CUPS”. The system, “Citrus Under Protective Screens”, has been used by commercial growers and UF/IFAS scientists to prevent the deadly citrus greening caused by the dangers Asian citrus psyllid. In Florida, grapefruit [...]

By |2019-04-25T11:24:27-05:00April 24th, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Zucchini Festival Celebrates 35 Years

Zucchini Festival Celebrates 35 Years The 35th annual Windsor Zucchini Festival will take place Saturday, May 11 at the Windsor Volunteer Fire Station. Festivities begin at 9:00 a.m. and go on until 4:00 p.m. The festival celebrates the zucchini harvest and agriculture in the area. There is an arts and craft show, plant sale, plant [...]

By |2019-04-03T11:16:00-05:00April 3rd, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments