In this Issue:
  • Call 811 Before You Dig or Farm Near Buried Utility and Pipelines
  • Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides: Everyone Plays a Part
  • Glystar Plus now Labeled for Perennial Peanut in Florida
  • What are the Requirements to Sell Eggs and Dressed Poultry from Florida Small Farms?
  • BMAPs, BMPs and the New Florida Water Bill
  • Florida Forest Service Releases Fire Information App
  • Alabama Cooperative Extension offers Training for use of Dicamba and 2,4-D Resistant Crops
  • The Limited Poultry and Egg Farm Operation Rule Becomes Effective July 1, 2014
  • Water Use Permitting in Northwest Florida Rule Making Workshop
  • FDA Changing Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Rules
  • Regulations

    Call 811 Before You Dig or Farm Near Buried Utility and Pipelines

    Today, August 11 is “National 811 Day,” so it is only fitting to share an Ag-Safety reminder to “Call or Click Before You Dig.”

    There are pipelines and utility lines buried all over the place in rural areas.  In fact, there are more than 1,250 miles of gas and hazardous liquid pipelines that …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/11/call-811-before-you-dig-or-farm/

    Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides: Everyone Plays a Part

    Overview

    On January 12, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final Policy to Mitigate the Acute Risk to Bees from Pesticide Products.  This policy outlines EPA’s label statements designed to mitigate acute risks to bees from pesticides.  The recent UF/IFAS publication, Pesticide Labeling: Protection of Pollinators, provides an in-depth look at …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/04/protecting-pollinators-from-pesticides-everyone-plays-a-part/

    Glystar Plus now Labeled for Perennial Peanut in Florida

    Brent Sellers, UF/IFAS Extension Weed Specialist

    Over the past several years, perennial peanut producers have encountered weeds that are much more difficult to control with the standard broadleaf and grass herbicides such as 2,4-D amine and Impose (imazapic). We had observed perennial peanut tolerance to glyphosate when attempting to maintain our research plot …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/30/glystar-plus-now-labeled-for-perennial-peanut-in-florida/

    What are the Requirements to Sell Eggs and Dressed Poultry from Florida Small Farms?

    Many small farms have poultry as part of their operation to supply eggs and meat for their immediate and extended family.  With recent federal and state rule changes, however, it is now possible to sell both eggs and dressed poultry direct from the farm to consumers.  Eggs and whole, dressed poultry can be sold …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/25/what-are-the-requirements-to-sell-eggs-and-dressed-poultry-from-florida-small-farms/

    BMAPs, BMPs and the New Florida Water Bill

    The 2016 Florida Water Bill authorized regulations that will affect everyone in Florida.  Farmers and ranchers have implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) that maintain or improve water quality on their lands for many years on a voluntary basis. But, for those who farm within an area with a Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP), things have …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/17/bmaps-bmps-and-the-new-florida-water-bill/

    Florida Forest Service Releases Fire Information App

    On February 20, 2017 Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Forest Service announced the release of “FLBurnTools,” a new mobile app to inform the public about drought, wildfire danger and wildfire activity. Prescribed burn practitioners can also use the app to plan and submit authorization requests. The “FLBurnTools” app …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/17/florida-forest-service-releases-fire-information-app/

    Alabama Cooperative Extension offers Training for use of Dicamba and 2,4-D Resistant Crops

    Alabama Cooperative Extension will offer training for anyone who will be applying auxin herbicides to dicamba or 2,4-D tolerant crops. While mandatory for Alabama farmers, Florida farmers can also attend these educational classes.  See the table below for the date, time, and location closest to you.  All Alabama producers that are planning on using this …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/03/alabama-cooperative-extension-offers-training-for-use-of-dicamba-and-24-d-resistant-crops/

    The Limited Poultry and Egg Farm Operation Rule Becomes Effective July 1, 2014

    The long awaited Limited Poultry and Egg Farm Operation rule has been adopted. The initial efforts to change the regulations began in 2010.

    This rule establishes the regulatory parameters for a farm based food establishment. It is limited to the provision of whole shell eggs and dressed poultry products only.

    The final revised language of …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/03/28/the-limited-poultry-and-egg-farm-operation-rule-becomes-effective-july-1-2014/

    Water Use Permitting in Northwest Florida Rule Making Workshop

    Thursday, May 16, 2013 – 5:30 p.m. CT

    Jackson County Agricultural Conference Center
    2741 Pennsylvania Avenue Marianna, FL 32448

    Farmers and ranchers in Northwest Florida are invited to attend a workshop to discuss and comment on draft changes to permitting rules on irrigation wells.

    Staff from the Northwest Florida Water Management District …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2013/04/19/water-use-permitting-in-northwest-florida-rule-making-workshop/

    FDA Changing Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Rules

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently implementing an overhaul of the nation’s food safety system. They are proposing which fruits and vegetables would be subject to new, more restrictive standards during the rule making process.

    Vegetables usually consumed raw would be included while those usually cooked or processed would be exempt. The 2010 …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2013/04/19/fda-changing-fresh-fruit-and-vegetable-rules/

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