Florida: 4 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Tropical Storm Eta Feb 22, 2021

🕔Feb 22, 2021
USDA designated four Florida counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Collier, Hendry, Lee and Miami-Dade counties who suffered losses due to Tropical Storm Eta, rain, flooding and wind, […]

Florida: Cotton Seed Coat Fragments – A Serious Issue for Panhandle Farmers in 2020 Jan 26, 2021

🕔Jan 26, 2021
Seed coat fragments (SCFs) have been a long-term issue for cotton.  Outbreaks of SCFs occur sporadically every 3 to 5 years in a region of the U.S. In 2020 the […]

Florida: 2020 Average Farm Land Rental Rates and Farm Worker Wages Jan 21, 2021

🕔Jan 21, 2021
Some of the most challenging conversations, in almost any relationship, are the ones about money.  This is certainly true as farmers and landowners negotiate lease agreements, or managers and workers […]

Florida Pecans: Orchard Establishment FAQs Jan 20, 2021

🕔Jan 20, 2021
Whether you are starting an orchard or planting a few pecan trees to diversify your small farm, there are a number of things you should consider first such as recommended […]

Florida: 5 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Sally Jan 7, 2021

🕔Jan 7, 2021
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated five Florida counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Calhoun, Gadsden, Holmes, Jackson and Washington counties who suffered losses caused by Hurricane Sally, high […]

Florida: Controlled Release Fertilizers in Crop Production Dec 16, 2020

🕔Dec 16, 2020
Why Controlled Release? Corn is an important crop for Florida’s agriculture industry, with 95,000 acres of grain and silage corn planted in 2019 (USDA NASS 2019). Producers, extension agents, and […]

Florida: Senate Bill 712 and the Nutrient Record-Keeping Requirements Dec 16, 2020

🕔Dec 16, 2020
Recently I shared an article, Senate Bill 712: Nutrient Record-Keeping Requirements for Producers Enrolled in the BMP Program, that discussed key elements of the Senate Bill 712 “The Clean Waterways […]

Florida: Herbicide Options for Weed Control in Small Grain Crops Nov 23, 2020

🕔Nov 23, 2020
Small grain crops such as barley, oats, rye, triticale, wheat, etc. are commonly grown during winter months in Florida for grain, cover crops, or winter grazing purposes. Even though these […]

Florida: How Does Senate Bill 712 Affect Ag Producers? Nov 20, 2020

🕔Nov 20, 2020
Senate Bill 712, “The Clean Waterways Act,” was signed into Florida law on June 30, 2020. The purpose of the bill was to further protect Florida’s water resources, and focuses […]

Florida: 2 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Hurricane Sally Nov 19, 2020

🕔Nov 19, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated two Florida counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties who suffered losses caused by Hurricane Sally, high winds, excessive […]

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