The World Equestrian Center, A Multi-Disciplinary Equine Facility In Ocala, Like No Other Anywhere – And More

OCALA, FL. – “The Horse Capital of the World,” solidified that position with the January grand opening of the World Equestrian Center (WEC), the largest indoor/outdoor equestrian facility in the world.  The WEC Ocala is located on a 378-acre site with an additional, adjacent 300-acres…

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Florida Farmers

USDA Announces Funding Opportunities For Food System Initiatives

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recently announced several funding opportunities for good system initiatives.  “Federal grants have the potential to inject substantial funds into community food projects, but the application process can be daunting,” said Hillsborough County Extension Food System Program Coordinator Monica…

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Gas Prices in Florida

Central Florida: Don’t Panic, Your Gas Comes From Vessels, Not Colonial Pipeline

There’s no need for residents of central Florida to drive to the gas station and fill up, unless you actually need gas. Florida is not largely dependent on the Colonial Pipeline for gasoline. Most of Florida’s fuel is delivered from Gulf Coast refineries via waterborne…

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Florida Specialty Crop Producers: Ag Tech Expo 2021 – The Future Of Farming

Specialty crop producers in Florida compete in the global marketplace, but they can no longer do so on the basis of low cost land or labor.  Technology and innovation are critical if producers are to effectively compete. In addition, the world will have to produce…

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USDA Farmers

Tampa Bay AG Producers Encouraged To Apply For USDA Cost-Share Programs That Aid Natural Resources

PLANT CITY, Fla. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is encouraging farmers and ranchers to address natural resource concerns through Farm Bill program cost-share and technical assistance.  “NRCS’s primary programs are the Environmental Quality Incentives Program and the Conservation…

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UF IFAS Florida Farmers

Florida Farmers: FDACS/USDA Virtual Crop Insurance Town Hall Feb. 17

Florida producers are invited to participate in a virtual crop insurance town hall meeting February 17 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time to learn the latest information on crop insurance options.  The meeting is to be a live conversation with Florida Agriculture Commissioner, Nikki Fried, the…

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USDA Farmers

USDA Launches “AskUSDA” to Improve and Simplify Customer Service

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched the “AskUSDA” Contact Center program which is designed to serve as the “one front door” for phone, chat, and web inquiries, transforming how the public interacts with the USDA. The USDA says, “The AskUSDA site makes it…

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