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