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Forest Stewardship Tour of Sandhill Farm in Jackson County – October 5

Sandhill Farm in Jackson County. Credit: Billy Boothe Sandhill Farm – Property of David and Cindi Stewart Thursday, October 5, 2017 Meet at the property at 9:00 AM CT – Adjourn after lunch When Cindi and David Stewart first saw the mosaic of sandhills, swamps, flatwoods and loblolly pine forest making up this 222-acre Jackson …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/23/forest-stewardship-tour-of-sandhill-farm-in-jackson-county-october-5/

Farm Bureau Hurricane Irma Relief Fund for Agriculture

De Soto County Citrus after Hurricane Irma. Source: FL Farm Bureau 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. Fall …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/22/farm-bureau-hurricane-irma-relief-fund-for-agriculture/

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

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam took an aerial tour to survey areas impacted by Hurricane Irma, including citrus groves in Central and Southwest Florida. Commissioner Putnam said, “It’s still too early to know the full extent of the damage to Florida citrus. But after touring groves on foot and by air, it’s clear that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/16/floridas-farm-families-are-slowly-recovering-from-losses-inflicted-by-hurricane-irma/

Farm Food Safety Workshops – October 5 & 26

Photo by Judy Biss Two Farm Food Safety Workshops are scheduled for October in the Panhandle.  A Building Your Own Farm’s Food Safety Manual Workshop is scheduled for October 5th in Crestview and a Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training is scheduled for October 26 in Marianna.  The PSA Grower Training curriculum is approved by the FDA …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/08/farm-food-safety-workshops-october-5-26/

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 by …

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

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 run through …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/11/call-811-before-you-dig-or-farm-near-buried-utility-and-pipelines/

Mosquito Control Can Be As Close As A Farm Pond

Eastern Mosquitofish are small in size, but with a gargantuan appetite for mosquito larvae. The tiny terrors can eat well over their body weight daily in developing mosquitos. The consistent and ample rains of late over Florida’s Panhandle assure enough moisture is available for row crop production and development, and forage growth. It has also …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/mosquito-control-can-be-as-close-as-a-farm-pond/

Farm Bill Decision Deadlines for Row Crop Farmers

  Every row crop farmer has some decisions to make regarding new programs outlined in the 2014 Farm Bill.  The following are the final deadline dates for several key decisions.  Due to the large number of farms in the region that will be needing help with these decisions, it would be advisable to make appointments …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/17/farm-bill-decision-deadlines-for-row-crop-farmers/

2014 Farm Bill Provides Greater Protection for Specialty Crop Growers

Source: USDA Farm Service Agency Greater protection is now available from the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)  for crops that traditionally have been ineligible for federal crop insurance. The new options, created by the 2014 Farm Bill, provide greater coverage for losses when natural disasters affect specialty crops such as vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, floriculture, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/20/2014-farm-bill-provides-greater-protection-for-specialty-crop-growers/

UF/IFAS Extension will Host Farm Bill Trainings in January

Farmers have some decisions to make about the new risk management programs created by the recent Farm Bill.  Photo Credit: Doug Mayo Time To Start Thinking About The Farm Bill In late September, Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack, announced the availability of the ARC/PLC web-based decision tools.  He further announced that farm owners could begin to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/13/ufifas-extension-will-host-farm-bill-trainings-in-january/

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