In this Issue:
  • Farm Bureau Survey Reveals Lowest Thanksgiving Dinner Cost in Five Years
  • Update – What to Know About the New Temporary Ag Worker Bill?
  • Cindale Dairy Receives Agricultural Environmental Leadership Award
  • Three Florida Farms Recognized through the SE Hay Contest
  • La Niña Watch issued by the Climate Prediction Center
  • Antique Tractor and Souped-Up Lawnmower Enthusiasts Invited to Participate in Farm City Festival – November 3 & 4
  • Friday Feature: Farmers for America Trailer
  • Florida Agricultural Damages due to Hurricane Irma Estimated $2.5 Billion
  • Friday Feature: A Tribute to Bud Adams – One of Florida’s Greatest Cowmen
  • Highlights & Proceedings from the UF/IFAS Beef & Forage Field Day
  • Ag in the News

    Farm Bureau Survey Reveals Lowest Thanksgiving Dinner Cost in Five Years

    Source:  American Farm Bureau

    American Farm Bureau Federation’s 32nd annual price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.12, a 75-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.87.

    The big ticket item – a 16-pound turkey – came in …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/11/17/farm-bureau-survey-reveals-lowest-thanksgiving-dinner-cost-in-five-years/

    Update – What to Know About the New Temporary Ag Worker Bill?

    The new Temporary Agricultural Workers Visa Program (H-2C bill) passed the United States House Judiciary Committee review last Wednesday. H-2C is described in the Ag Worker Act (HR-4092). H-2C is a proposed update to the current H-2A program. Hopefully the new program will simplify hiring temporary workers for farm work. Before going into the details …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/11/03/update-what-to-know-about-the-new-temporary-ag-worker-bill/

    Cindale Dairy Receives Agricultural Environmental Leadership Award

    Source:  Florida Department of Agriculture

    Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam announced on November 1, 2017 the recipients of the Commissioner’s Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award, which recognizes the environmentally innovative farming techniques of Florida’s farmers and ranchers. This year’s recipients are: Brad and Meghan Austin and Dale and Cindy Eade of Cindale Farms

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    Three Florida Farms Recognized through the SE Hay Contest

    The winners of the 2017 Southeast Hay Contest were recognized on Tuesday, October 17 at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia.  Seldom Rest Farm, Pulaski, TN was the overall winner with their entry of extremely high quality alfalfa hay with a relative forage quality (RFQ) score was 269.  Three Florida farms were also …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/27/three-florida-farms-recognized-through-the-se-hay-contest/

    La Niña Watch issued by the Climate Prediction Center

     

    Clyde Fraisse, AgroClimate Project Director

    While ENSO-Neutral conditions are still present in the Pacific Ocean, a La Niña Watch was issued by the NOAA Climate Prediction Center (CPC) on October 9, 2017. The chances for a La Nina to develop this Fall are around 60%, so this is a good time for growers …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/20/la-nina-watch-issued-by-the-climate-prediction-center/

    Antique Tractor and Souped-Up Lawnmower Enthusiasts Invited to Participate in Farm City Festival – November 3 & 4

    For the fourth straight year, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a two-day Farm City Festival, on November 3 & 4, 2017, in Marianna, FL.  If you love antiques tractors or souped-up lawnmowers, this is a unique opportunity.  Antique tractor enthusiasts have two opportunities to take part in this special celebration with …

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    Friday Feature: Farmers for America Trailer

    This week’s featured video is actually the movie trailer for a new documentary called Farmers for America.  This video provides brief highlights of the issues that will be addressed in the documentary film that will be making its way across America over the coming months.  The film will debut at the Indianapolis …

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    Florida Agricultural Damages due to Hurricane Irma Estimated $2.5 Billion

    Source:  Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

    Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced on October 4, 2017 that the preliminary agricultural damages caused by Hurricane Irma in Florida total more than $2.5 billion.

    In an initial report released today, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services estimated losses for each …

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    Friday Feature: A Tribute to Bud Adams – One of Florida’s Greatest Cowmen

    Florida has lost one of the all-time great cowmen and conservationists! Alto “Bud” Adams, Jr., passed away at the age of 91, on September 22, 2017, at his home on Adams Ranch near Ft. Pierce, Florida.  Bud Adams and his family have owned and managed the 50,000-acre, Adams Ranch since 1937. Adams Ranch is …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/29/friday-feature-a-tribute-to-bud-adams-one-of-floridas-greatest-cowmen/

    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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