In this Issue:
  • Florida’s Water Quality Woes
  • Addressing Eutrophication in Florida, one watershed at a time
  • Maximize your farm’s energy savings with FDACS’ free energy evaluations and cost share program
  • Florida Cover Crops Hold Common Ground
  • Agriculture best practices

    Florida’s Water Quality Woes

    Being in the panhandle of Florida you may, or may not, have heard about the water quality issues hindering the southern part of the state. Water discharged from Lake Okeechobee is full of nutrients.  These nutrients are coming from agriculture, unmaintained septic tanks, and developed landscaping – among other things.  The discharges that head east …

    Continue reading »

    Addressing Eutrophication in Florida, one watershed at a time

    Florida’s rivers, springs, wetlands, and estuaries are central features to the identity of northwest Florida. They provide a wide range of services that benefit peoples’ health and well-being in our region. They create recreational opportunities for swimmers, canoers, and kayakers; support diverse wildlife for birders and plant enthusiasts; sustain a vibrant commercial and recreational fishery …

    Continue reading »

    Maximize your farm’s energy savings with FDACS’ free energy evaluations and cost share program

    Maximize your farm’s energy savings with FDACS’ free energy evaluations and cost share program The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Office of Energy is currently offering free energy evaluations and cost share funds to increase on-farm energy efficiency to agricultural producers in Florida. This includes all types of operations, such as row …

    Continue reading »

    Florida Cover Crops Hold Common Ground

    One of the great barriers to progress in most policy discussions is an “Us” vs. “Them” battle based on historic generalizations and unawareness of change and current practices of the two “sides”. The bad news is there has been much such conflict between “farmers” and “environmentalists”, but there is good news out there. As contentious …

    Continue reading »