May 21, 2020 By: Jim Frankowiak The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), as part of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Farm Assistance Program, is providing up to $2.1 billion in direct payments to specialty crop producers. These payments will be based on losses where prices and market…Read More USDA Offers Direct Assistance to Specialty Crop Growers Impacted by COVID-19
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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission- R3 Action Plan
May 15, 2020 By: FWC While fishing continues to be a popular activity both in Florida and nationally, growth in the sport has not kept up with populationincreases. The USFWS reported there were 29,409,950 licensed anglers in the U.S. in 2016, with 1,513,696 being Florida…Read More Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission- R3 Action Plan
USDA Announces Co-Op Agreements for Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction
May 14, 2020 By: Jim Frankowiak The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the availability of $900,000 for local governments to host a Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction (CCFWR) pilot project for the 2020 fiscal year. These cooperative agreements will support projects that…Read More USDA Announces Co-Op Agreements for Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction
FDACS WARNS OF INCREASED WILDFIRE DANGER STATEWIDE
May 6, 2020 By: Jim Frankowiak The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and Florida Forest Service are urging Floridians to exercise caution due to the increased threat of wildfires caused by windy conditions and critically low relative humidity over the days ahead. Parts…Read More FDACS WARNS OF INCREASED WILDFIRE DANGER STATEWIDE
U.S. Department of Agriculture official named to lead UF/IFAS
UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences 2343 Mowry Road, Bldg. 69UF/IFAS Communications PO Box 110810Gainesville, FL 32611-0810 352-392-2411352-392-7902 Fax NEWS RELEASE U.S. Department of Agriculture official named to lead UF/IFAS May 4, 2020 GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has named J. Scott…Read More U.S. Department of Agriculture official named to lead UF/IFAS
Web-Based ‘BUY LOCAL’ Resource Assistance
May 3, 2020 By: Jim Frankowiak The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has had a widespread impact on the Sunshine State. Florida agriculture has experienced significant disruption to its supply chain by the nearly overnight shutdown of the foodservice sector. This has left a sudden…Read More Web-Based ‘BUY LOCAL’ Resource Assistance
District Offers Water Savings Tips; Rebates
May 3 2020 By: Jim Frankowiak Prudent use of water is an ongoing matter of importance for the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District). Demand projections by the District show the Tampa Bay region will need an additional 10 million gallons per day of new…Read More District Offers Water Savings Tips; Rebates
Agriculture and Florida’s Economy
April 29th 2020 By: Jim Frankowiak Chances are that many, if not all of you, know the importance of tourism as it relates to Florida’s economy. But did you know the second largest contributor to the Sunshine State’s economy is agriculture, employing 2 million people…Read More Agriculture and Florida’s Economy
Farmers Offer Direct Sales to Consumers Amid COVID-19
April 23, 2020 By Sarah McCormick Agriculture has seen better days, according to reports from local farmers across the state. With record numbers of restaurants, theme parks, casinos, schools, and other attractions closed, farming has become one of the hardest-hit industries not only in Florida…Read More Farmers Offer Direct Sales to Consumers Amid COVID-19
The “GAMBLERS” Face New Challenges; How Will They Fare?
April 23, 2020 By: Jim Frankowiak They may not like the characterization, but Florida’s producers are really gamblers. Each year they take huge risks with their crops, hoping there will be farm workers available to help plant and harvest along with a market to buy…Read More The “GAMBLERS” Face New Challenges; How Will They Fare?