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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

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