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Hemp is Hot Legislative Topic

Hemp is Hot Legislative Topic The week of Sept. 16 marked the first committee week of 2019, as state lawmakers gathered in Tallahassee to begin preparing for the upcoming legislative session. Although the official start of the session will not take place until after the New Year, many important issues were discussed by legislators during [...]

By |2019-10-08T11:38:11-05:00October 8th, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

FWC seeks information to assist Florida’s private landowners

FWC seeks information to assist Florida’s private landowners The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is conducting a study to learn more about how Florida landowners manage land and wildlife. Landowners are encouraged to take part in the survey to provide the FWC insights into landowner preferences and priorities. We are asking landowners to [...]

By |2019-10-08T11:38:12-05:00October 7th, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Silent Auction to Benefit FedPAC at Annual Meeting

Silent Auction to Benefit FedPAC at Annual Meeting A silent auction will accompany the Annual Meeting festivities this year to benefit the Florida Farm Bureau FedPAC. This auction will contain some premier items and opportunities, including a two-day fishing trip with President John L. Hoblick. Keep an eye out for future emails, and be sure [...]

By |2019-10-07T11:46:35-05:00October 6th, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

ERS Report Highlights Beginning Farmers in the U.S.

ERS Report Highlights Beginning Farmers in the U.S. The USDA’s Economic Research Service has released a report profiling the beginning farmer and rancher in the United States, and the information reflects what many have considered to be true as trends have evolved over the past few decades. What is a beginning farm? In 2017, the [...]

By |2019-10-07T11:46:37-05:00October 6th, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Inaugural LINC Conference was Successful at ‘LINC’ing Agriculture Educators with Industry Leaders

Inaugural LINC Conference was Successful at ‘LINC’ing Agriculture Educators with Industry Leaders Florida Farm Bureau’s Agriculture Education Services and Technology (AEST) collaborated with Florida Nursery, Growers, Landscape Association (FNGLA) and Florida Aquaculture Association (FAA) to host LINC 2019 in Daytona Beach Shores, September 27-29. The event was designed to ‘Link the Industry Network through Certifications [...]

By |2019-10-07T11:46:38-05:00October 6th, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

This Year’s Annual Meeting Will Include Cultivation Stage

This Year’s Annual Meeting Will Include Cultivation Stage The 78th Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting will take place at the Caribe Royale in Orlando Oct. 30-Nov. 1. This year’s annual meeting will include an array of breakout sessions on such topics as mental health, trade and relevant updates on agricultural issues. The meeting will also [...]

By |2019-10-07T11:46:39-05:00October 6th, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

A Perspective on Right-to-Repair Legislation

A Perspective on Right-to-Repair Legislation (The guest column below is from Stephanie See, director of state government and industry relations for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, and Natalie Higgins, vice president of government relations and general counsel for the Equipment Dealers Association. We include it in this month’s issue as information for our members, not [...]

By |2019-09-05T11:37:47-05:00September 5th, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

U.S. Department of Commerce Secures Updated Tomato Suspension Agreement

U.S. Department of Commerce Secures Updated Tomato Suspension Agreement After the urging from the Florida Tomato Exchange, the U.S. Department of Commerce ended the current tomato suspension agreement in February. An updated suspension agreement was announced on August 21 after months of harrowing negotiations with the Mexican industry. Upon news of the announcement, Florida Farm [...]

By |2019-09-05T11:37:47-05:00September 4th, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Farm Raised. Farm Proud: Jared Plair

Farm Raised. Farm Proud: Jared Plair Jared Plair serves counties in District 8 on the Florida Farm Bureau State Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Committee. Counties in his district include Glades, Hendry, Palm Beach, Collier, Broward and Dade. The twenty-six year old is from LaBelle and is active in Farm Bureau at the local level [...]

By |2019-09-05T11:37:50-05:00September 4th, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Sustainability that Protects Profits and the Planet

Sustainability that Protects Profits and the Planet Jack Payne jackpayne@ufl.edu @JackPayneIFAS I can talk all day to policy makers and the media about how important farming is. But I don’t live it. So when I recently visited an editorial board, I brought someone who does. Farm Bureau member and vegetable farmer Chuck Obern is the [...]

By |2019-09-05T11:37:51-05:00September 4th, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments