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Rooted in Resilience: John Dooner

Rooted in Resilience: John Dooner April 2022 FloridAgriculture eNewsletter John Dooner YF&R State Leadership Group, District 2 Born and raised in Gadsden County, 7th generation Floridian, John Dooner, does not recall a time in his life when he was not exposed to growing, managing or deriving something from the land. Dooner hails from a long-line [...]

By |2022-04-06T19:17:48+00:00April 6th, 2022|Florida Farm Bureau|Comments Off on Rooted in Resilience: John Dooner

Annual Report Emphasizes Agriculture’s Contributions to National and State Economies

Annual Report Emphasizes Agriculture’s Contributions to National and State Economies April 2022 FloridAgriculture eNewsletter    Today, 30 food and agriculture groups released the sixth annual Feeding the Economy report, a historic farm-to-fork economic analysis revealing how these sectors influence the local and broader United States economies. Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s study [...]

By |2022-03-30T18:56:00+00:00March 30th, 2022|Florida Farm Bureau|Comments Off on Annual Report Emphasizes Agriculture’s Contributions to National and State Economies

In The Community: Inaugural Taste of Volusia Event Highlights Area Commodities

In The Community: Inaugural Taste of Volusia Event Highlights Area Commodities April 2022 FloridAgriculture eNewsletter    The Volusia County Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R)  Committee hosted their inaugural Taste of Volusia event on March 10 at the Volusia County Fairgrounds.  “The whole purpose of this event was to highlight Volusia County agriculture and the commodities [...]

By |2022-03-30T18:56:01+00:00March 30th, 2022|Florida Farm Bureau|Comments Off on In The Community: Inaugural Taste of Volusia Event Highlights Area Commodities

Blog Series Provides Deeper Insight into Hemp Production

Blog Series Provides Deeper Insight into Hemp Production April 2022 FloridAgriculture eNewsletter    UF/IFAS assistant agronomy professor Zachary Brym leads a new initiative to promote a better understanding of hemp production.  Host of the UF/IFAS Perspective from the Hemp Industry blog series, Brym hopes to shed light on the benefits of hemp production and the [...]

By |2022-03-30T18:56:02+00:00March 30th, 2022|Florida Farm Bureau|Comments Off on Blog Series Provides Deeper Insight into Hemp Production

33rd Annual South Florida Turfgrass Field Day & Exposition

33rd Annual South Florida Turfgrass Field Day & Exposition April 2022 FloridAgriculture eNewsletter   The 33rd Annual South Florida Turf Exposition will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at the University of Florida/IFAS Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center.  This annual event is hosted in partnership with the South Florida Golf Course Superintendents Association [...]

By |2022-03-30T18:56:03+00:00March 30th, 2022|Florida Farm Bureau|Comments Off on 33rd Annual South Florida Turfgrass Field Day & Exposition

Ag Innovation Challenge Rewards Entrepreneurs

Ag Innovation Challenge Rewards Entrepreneurs April 2022 FloridAgriculture eNewsletter    The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, is seeking entrepreneurs to apply online for the 2023 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. Now in its ninth year, this national business competition showcases U.S. startup companies developing innovative solutions to challenges faced by America’s [...]

By |2022-03-30T18:56:04+00:00March 30th, 2022|Florida Farm Bureau|Comments Off on Ag Innovation Challenge Rewards Entrepreneurs

Crop Insurance Deadline Nears in Florida for Citrus Tree and Fruit Growers

Crop Insurance Deadline Nears in Florida for Citrus Tree and Fruit Growers April 2022 FloridAgriculture eNewsletter    Florida citrus and fruit growers wishing to apply for crop insurance coverage for the 2022 crop year should do so by April 15, 2022.   Coverage is available for avocado trees and mango trees in Miami-Dade County; carambola trees [...]

By |2022-03-30T18:56:05+00:00March 30th, 2022|Florida Farm Bureau|Comments Off on Crop Insurance Deadline Nears in Florida for Citrus Tree and Fruit Growers

WOTUS Regional Roundtables Selected

WOTUS Regional Roundtables Selected April 2022 FloridAgriculture eNewsletter    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will schedule a series of 10 regional roundtable discussions for later this spring and early summer as part of their outreach efforts.  These roundtables will consist of individuals from diverse interests and will have the opportunity to express viewpoints of [...]

By |2022-03-30T18:56:06+00:00March 30th, 2022|Florida Farm Bureau|Comments Off on WOTUS Regional Roundtables Selected

Nominate a Local Farmer/Rancher for 2022 CARES Award

Nominate a Local Farmer/Rancher for 2022 CARES Award April 2022 FloridAgriculture eNewsletter    Nominations for the 2022 CARES award are open until May 15, 2022.  Florida Farm Bureau has implemented a new nomination process for its County Alliance for Responsible Environmental Stewardship (CARES) program. For more than two decades, the CARES program has recognized farmers [...]

By |2022-03-30T16:50:26+00:00March 30th, 2022|Florida Farm Bureau|Comments Off on Nominate a Local Farmer/Rancher for 2022 CARES Award

2022 Legislative Session Overview

2022 Legislative Session Overview April 2022 FloridAgriculture eNewsletter    Florida Farm Bureau garnered a successful legislative session this year with multiple beneficial bills for Florida’s farmers/ranchers.  As Governor DeSantis prepares to sign these bills, we remain confident he will support the following priorities:  Senate Bill 1000 – Nutrient Application Rates was sponsored by Rep. Lawrence McClure [...]

By |2022-03-30T16:50:27+00:00March 30th, 2022|Florida Farm Bureau|Comments Off on 2022 Legislative Session Overview