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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

Conference Touts Farm Environmental Benefits

Conference Touts Farm Environmental Benefits Many observers have concluded that the environmental benefits provided by farmers and ranchers are essential for the health of U.S. society. Several participants at an August conference in Gainesville suggested that these benefits warrant compensation. The UF/IFAS Conference on Agriculture and Forestry in a Changing Climate included considerations of food [...]

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

Jared Plair, District 8 YF&R Leadership Committee

Jared Plair, District 8 YF&R Leadership Committee 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 [...]

By |2019-09-04T11:46:11-05:00September 4th, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

The Future of Farming

The Future of Farming Senthold Asseng. Associate Professor, PsyD. Agricultural and Biological Engineering. The robots are coming. They’ll be bringing you on-demand, low-cost advice. My advice comes from people like Senthold Asseng, who spends a lot of time thinking about the future of farming. He seeks technology-based solutions to your problems. He paints a hopeful [...]

By |2019-08-05T11:26:59-05:00August 4th, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

2019 YF&R Leadership Conference Legislative Survey

2019 YF&R Leadership Conference Legislative Survey As a grassroots organization, Florida Farm Bureau has the opportunity to make a difference during every election cycle. Whether it is at the local, state, or federal level, Farm Bureau can improve the future of Florida agriculture throughout the political process. More than 300 young farmers attended the 2019 [...]

By |2019-08-05T11:26:59-05:00August 4th, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

Farm Raised | Farm Proud: Kyle Patterson, District 7

Farm Raised | Farm Proud: Kyle Patterson, District 7 Kyle Patterson represents counties in district 7 on the State Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Committee. Counties in his district include Orange, Brevard, Osceola, Indian River, Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Martin. Patterson grew up in Christmas, a small town in Orange County. He became involved in agriculture [...]

By |2019-08-05T11:27:00-05:00August 4th, 2019|Florida Farm Bureau|0 Comments

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