In this Issue:
  • Atypical BSE Cow Confirmed in Alabama
  • Organic Certification Cost Share Available for 2017
  • Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Contact with Live Poultry
  • Friday Feature: The Peanut Program Works
  • Agriculture: A Minor Miracle Going on in Florida
  • UF Sugar Belle Citrus Variety more Tolerant to Greening
  • Great Florida Cattle Drive Film Screening May 18
  • Need Pesticide CEUs? Attend The Great CEU Round-Up July 26
  • Friday Feature: White Angus developed at the University of Florida
  • Farms are Dangerous Places for Kids to Work and Play
  • Ag in the News

    Atypical BSE Cow Confirmed in Alabama

    On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017, USDA announced confirmation of an atypical case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in an 11 year-old cow in Alabama.  The case was detected at a livestock market in Alabama where the cow was showing clinical signs of the disease, which were detected through routine surveillance. The animal was identified prior …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/21/atypical-bse-cow-confirmed-in-alabama/

    Organic Certification Cost Share Available for 2017

    Funding Announcement

    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has received funding from the 2017 National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP) , which is a program of the United State Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS). These funds will be used to reimburse growers, handlers, and processors for a …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/07/organic-certification-cost-share-available-for-2017/

    Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Contact with Live Poultry

    Last summer the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported 611 people from 45 states got Salmonella infections from contact with their poultry.  This year, through the end of May 2017, 372 people from 47 states have gotten sick from Salmonella infections related to poultry.  Of the 372, 71 were hospitalized, and 133 (36%) of …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/07/salmonella-outbreaks-linked-to-contact-with-live-poultry-2/

    Friday Feature: The Peanut Program Works

    This week’s featured video was developed by the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation.   They have launched  a campaign called The Peanut Program Works to provide support for the Price Loss Coverage or PLC Program implemented with the 2014 Farm Bill, as lawmakers begin to discuss the next Farm Bill.  This video features …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/07/friday-feature-the-peanut-program-works/

    Agriculture: A Minor Miracle Going on in Florida

    Jack Payne, UF/IFAS Senior Vice President

    These past few weeks I have spent much time traveling around Florida attending the annual meetings of some of our important agricultural commodity groups, such as Citrus Mutual, the Florida Cattlemen’s Association and the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association.  Participating in these meetings is a great reminder …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/30/agriculture-a-minor-miracle-going-on-in-florida/

    UF Sugar Belle Citrus Variety more Tolerant to Greening

    Brad Buck, UF/IFAS News

    While citrus greening disease has blemished the Florida industry, University of Florida scientists have developed a mandarin hybrid that seems to be winning the battle. Now, researchers are learning what makes this fruit a fighter.

    UF/IFAS researchers have discovered that a mandarin hybrid developed by colleagues contains cellular activity – …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/19/uf-sugar-belle-citrus-variety-more-tolerant-to-greening/

    Great Florida Cattle Drive Film Screening May 18

    Chipola College in Marianna, Florida will host a movie screening of the PBS documentary film, “The Great Florida Cattle Drive: Unbroken Circles,” Thursday, May 18, at 6 p.m., at their Dr. Gene Prough Center for the Arts (3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446).  This film captures highlights from the Great Florida Cattle Drive that …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/12/great-florida-cattle-drive-film-screening-may-18/

    Need Pesticide CEUs? Attend The Great CEU Round-Up July 26

    The Great CEU Round-Up, July 26, 2017 8:30am-4pm EDT

    It’s that time of year again, the Florida Turfgrass Association (FTGA) and UF/IFAS are partnering to present The Great CEU Round-Up. This program is designed to allow pesticide license holders to earn up to six CEUs across multiple categories, this all day program …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/12/need-pesticide-ceus-attend-the-great-ceu-round-up-july-26/

    Friday Feature: White Angus developed at the University of Florida

    This week’s featured video highlights the White Angus breed of cattle being developed at the UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center, in Ona, Florida.  These are not purebred Angus, but a line of cattle that are approximately 3/4 blood Angus that have dark skin but light colored hair coat.  When White Angus …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/28/friday-feature-white-angus-developed-at-the-university-of-florida/

    Farms are Dangerous Places for Kids to Work and Play

    There are approximately two million farms in the U.S. There are also approximately 900,000 kids who live on farms, and more than half (51%) work on the farms where they live. Farms annually hire an additional 265,000 youth workers.  Farms, however, are a dangerous place for kids to work and play, because of the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/21/farms-are-dangerous-places-for-kids-to-work-and-play/

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