In this Issue:
  • Highlights & Proceedings from the UF/IFAS Beef & Forage Field Day
  • Farm Bureau Hurricane Irma Relief Fund for Agriculture
  • Friday Feature: UF Ag Students Pitch In with Irma Recovery
  • Cotton Marketing News: Cotton Makes a Hard Landing
  • Florida’s Farm Families Are Slowly Recovering from Losses Inflicted by Hurricane Irma
  • Exploring Opportunities in Agritourism in North Florida – September 30
  • Hurricane Preparation for Your Farm
  • Updates to the Florida Cottage Food Law
  • Silverleaf Whiteflies in Panhandle Cotton
  • Florida-Alabama Irrigation Technologies Field Day – September 5
  • General Agriculture

    Highlights & Proceedings from the UF/IFAS Beef & Forage Field Day

    Over 120 cattle producers, extension agents, research faculty and staff attended the UF/IFAS Beef & Forage Field Day that was held on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the North Florida Research and Education Center’s Beef Unit, near Marianna, Florida.  The event consisted of a tour of six demonstrations sites and a presentation at the main …

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    Farm Bureau Hurricane Irma Relief Fund for Agriculture

    Farmers and ranchers throughout Florida are working tirelessly to restore food and fiber production for our state and the nation after Hurricane Irma wreaked destruction on much of the state. The total economic loss for agriculture is expected to be in the billions.

    Hurricane Irma significantly impacted Florida agriculture throughout the state.  Florida Farm Bureau …

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    Friday Feature: UF Ag Students Pitch In with Irma Recovery

    Last week the featured video highlighted the terrible damage to the Citrus Industry in Southwest Florida caused by Hurricane Irma.  The damage from this storm was immense, but people all over the state are banding together to help people in need.  This week’s featured video, published by UF/IFAS News, shares how more than 200 …

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    Cotton Marketing News: Cotton Makes a Hard Landing

    Apparently, USDA’s September numbers took the market by surprise.  I don’t quite understand why that should have been the case, but apparently it was.  To a lot of folks that know cotton and keep a close eye on things, the September numbers were not really that much of a surprise.  It was expected that …

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    Florida’s Farm Families Are Slowly Recovering from Losses Inflicted by Hurricane Irma

    Source:  Florida Farm Bureau

    The resiliency of Florida’s farmers and ranchers is on full display in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. They are working to restore food and fiber production for this state and the nation, despite the widespread destruction of crops, buildings, fencing and other property lost to wind and water damage.

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    Exploring Opportunities in Agritourism in North Florida – September 30

    UF IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center

    155 Research Road – Quincy, FL 32351

    Saturday, September 30, 2017

    8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Eastern Time

    Eventbrite Registration

    Call 850-875-7100 for more information

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    Hurricane Preparation for Your Farm

    Farmers in Florida worry every fall about potential damage from a hurricane.  Most of the media attention focuses on families in coastal communities, but not as much attention is provided for farmers and ranchers. Emergency responders are also likely to target their efforts immediately after the storm comes ashore on coastal areas hardest hit …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/07/hurricane-preparation-for-your-farm/

    Updates to the Florida Cottage Food Law

    Under the Cottage Food Law in the state of Florida, individuals can sell certain foods they produce in unlicensed home kitchens, if the food has a low risk of foodborne illness, as outlined in Section 500.80 of the Florida Statutes. These food products must be sold within Florida, they cannot be sold wholesale, and …

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    Silverleaf Whiteflies in Panhandle Cotton

    Sliverleaf whiteflies (SLWF), also known as sweet potato whiteflies, are a major pest in many cropping systems. The SLWF has a broad feeding range of over 600 host plants, which includes ornamental, vegetable, and field crops. This season, large populations of silverleaf whiteflies have been reported in in cotton in Georgia, Alabama, and now Florida’s Panhandle.

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    Florida-Alabama Irrigation Technologies Field Day – September 5

    Join us on September 5, 2017 at Sam and Scott Walker’s Farm (1950 Hwy 99 Walnut Hill, FL 32568) to learn more about new technologies for soil moisture sensing.  The short field day will start at 8:00 am central.

    Topics will include Testing the Sentek Soil Moisture Probe on-Farm, Comparing soil moisture sensors, and the FDACS BMP Program. …

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