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Florida Farm Bureau Names Legislators of the Year

Florida Farm Bureau Names Legislators of the Year FloridAgriculture July eNewsletter Florida Farm Bureau has named two state legislators for their commitment to agriculture during the 2020 legislative session. Rep. Blaise Ingoglia and Sen. Debbie Mayfield played leading roles in their support for agricultural issues. Representative Blaise Ingoglia Chairman Blaise Ingoglia has been a legislative [...]

By |2020-06-29T11:37:27-05:00June 28th, 2020|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Ag Talk: Jack Payne

Ag Talk: Jack Payne July FloridAgriculture eNewsletter jackpayne@ufl.edu By Jack Payne Jack Payne Passing the John Hoblick test helped get me the best job I’ve ever had. It’s the one I have now, at least for a few more weeks. John vetted me through his Farm Bureau contacts in Iowa and Utah, where I’d previously [...]

By |2020-06-29T11:37:29-05:00June 28th, 2020|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

UF/IFAS Scientist Research Citrus Fruit Drop

UF/IFAS Scientist Research Citrus Fruit Drop June FloridAgriculture eNewsletter UF/IFAS citrus scientists Tripti Vashisth and Fernando Alferez are studying what causes pre-harvest fruit drop in Hamlin and Valencia trees. The drop in fruit leads to losses for farmers because there is less fruit to harvest. A 10% to 15% fruit drop is normal for a [...]

By |2020-05-30T11:18:28-05:00May 29th, 2020|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

FFBF Joins other Business Groups on COVID RESET Taskforce

FFBF Joins other Business Groups on COVID RESET Taskforce June FloridAgriculture eNews The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF), Florida Retail Federation (FRF) and National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) have recently joined together to create a task force to Restore Economic Strength through Employment & Tourism (RESET). The task force, which will be co-chaired by [...]

By |2020-05-30T11:18:28-05:00May 29th, 2020|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Looking Back

Looking Back June FloridAgriculture eNews jackpayne@ufl.edu By Jack Payne Jack Payne Ten years ago, the UF/IFAS beef teaching unit’s structures were condemned as uninhabitable. Our pollinator research headquarters was an oversized closet. We were sifting through what the world had learned about HLB over the previous century and found astonishingly little. We didn’t have the [...]

By |2020-05-30T11:18:29-05:00May 29th, 2020|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Farm Stands

Farm Stands Farm Stand Address (Physical) City Social Media Notes Bob Roth’s New River Groves  5660 Griffin Road Davie Facebook Grow Some Produce – Offer Local Seasonal Produce Southern Fresh Farms  8500 Penzance Road Fort Myers Facebook Grow Hydroponic Produce Buckingham Farms 12931 Orange River Road Fort Myers Facebook Grow Hydroponic Produce Nelson Family Farms [...]

By |2020-05-08T11:59:47-05:00May 6th, 2020|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments