Ryan and Sidney Armstrong | District 6

Ryan and Sidney Armstrong | District 6 Ryan & Sydney Ryan and Sydney Armstrong represent District 6 on the State Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Committee. Counties in their district include Manatee, Sarasota, Hardee, DeSoto, Highlands, Charlotte and Lee. The Armstrongs currently reside in Lake Placid in Highlands County. Both Ryan and Sydney come from [...]

By |2019-07-04T11:20:42-05:00July 3rd, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

UF/IFAS to Hold Industrial Hemp Workshops

UF/IFAS to Hold Industrial Hemp Workshops Last month, Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB 1020, which creates an industrial hemp program within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The 2018 Farm Bill allowed states to establish hemp programs and this has been a priority of Commissioner Nikki Fried. FDACS has recently held rulemaking workshops and is [...]

By |2019-07-04T11:20:43-05:00July 3rd, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Leadership Development

Leadership Development Of all the commodities we produce in Florida, the most important is leaders. People like John Hoblick, Brant Schirard, Adam Basford and Staci Sims are essential to the success of the other 300 commodities. The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences invests so much in leadership development programs as a [...]

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Researchers Discover Ingredient to Fight Johne’s Disease

Researchers Discover Ingredient to Fight Johne’s Disease Researchers Discover Ingredient to Fight Johne’s Disease A new protein, 35 kDa membrane peptide, may be used as an ingredient in vaccinating cattle against Johne’s disease. The protein is on the surface of the bacterium Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP), which causes Johne’s disease. USDA Agricultural Research Service [...]

By |2019-07-04T11:20:44-05:00July 3rd, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Peat Protein Sweetens Greening Oranges

Peat Protein Sweetens Greening Oranges Pea Protein Sweetens Greening Oranges Jones Laffin, an Albany-GA based ingredient science and research company has developed an innovative solution to address citrus greening. Through a long-term partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), has created a pea protein that will restore the sweet taste of Florida oranges, [...]

By |2019-07-03T11:20:53-05:00July 3rd, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments