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Why Produce Farmers Should be Concerned about Food Safety

Producers, processors, and distributors must adhere to federal guidelines and procedures to keep the food we eat clean and safe. Photo credit: Evan Anderson The United States has one of the safest food supplies in the world, and it’s no coincidence. A lot of work has been put into developing rules that producers, processors, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/21/why-produce-farmers-should-be-concerned-about-food-safety/

Webinar: Farmers Making a Smart Choice for Health Insurance

Date: January 28, 2015 Time: 1:00 – 2:30 Eastern Time (12:00-1:30 pm CT) Presented by national expert: Dr. Roberta Riportella, Kansas State University Extension A panel of experts have been invited to answer questions, including: IRS SBA Participants will learn how the Affordable Care Act affects farm/ranch families as individuals (consumers), as business operators, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/24/webinar-farmers-making-a-smart-choice-for-health-insurance/

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://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/17/farm-bill-decision-deadlines-for-row-crop-farmers/

Thank You Farmers and Ranchers for a Wonderful Centennial Year!

As we come to the end of our 100th year of serving the citizens of Florida, the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Faculty located in the 16 county offices of the Florida Panhandle thank you for making 2014 another great year! Extension has come a long way assisting farmers and their families with relevant information since …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/20/thank-you-farmers-and-ranchers-for-a-wonderful-centennial-year/

Gator Football Special Ticket Offer for Farmers

The University Athletic Association, Inc. has partnered with RAM Trucks (formerly Dodge) to offer the agriculture community as well as their family and friends, an opportunity to catch the Gator Football team in action Saturday, November 9th versus the Vanderbilt Commodores. Enjoy the Homecoming Football Game at a special rate of $ 25 per ticket, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/20/gator-football-special-ticket-offer-for-farmers/

Deer Depredation: A Serious Issue for Okaloosa Farmers

Deer Damage in a Cotton Field in Okaloosa County It has been a rough year for Northwest Florida farmers!  The excessive rainfall has made it difficult to control traditional pests in wet fields.  Add to this frustration a pest that is hard to control in good years, and you have a very disappointing season.  The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/13/deer-depredation-a-serious-issue-for-okaloosa-farmers/

Carinata: A Crop with Potential for Florida’s Farmers

Carinata is a prolific oil seed producer Field preparations at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) in Quincy Florida are currently underway for a crop trial offering great value potential for Florida Panhandle farmers, and potential economic and environmental benefits for everyone else. Brassica carinata, or carinata as it is commonly called, is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/16/carinata-a-crop-with-potential-for-floridas-farmers/

Support Farmers, Buy Local

Consumers worldwide are rediscovering the benefits of buying locally grown food. However, this notion is not necessarily new. Farmers have been making their freshly produced wares available at local locations for years. So, why should anyone buy local?  Local produce is considered fresher, tastier, and more nutritious. Studies have shown that fresh produce loses nutrients quickly during transportation. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/12/support-farmers-buy-local/

Heavy Rains Cause Fertility Problems for Farmers & Ranchers

The National Weather Service estimates July 2013 rainfall  ranged from 6-22″ across the Panhandle Josh Thompson, Regional Agronomy IPM Agent & Doug Mayo, Jackson County Extension Director The country music singer, Alan Jackson, has a song titled, “Too much of a good thing, is a good thing.” Normally, that is right, but the excessive rains …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/02/heavy-rains-cause-fertility-problems-for-farmers-ranchers/

Panhandle Fresh Looking for More Farmers

Panhandle Fresh is a marketing association formed to help local farmers market their produce collectively to food distributors such as Walmart and Sysco. The Panhandle Fresh Marketing Association (PFMA) is seeking new growers in the panhandle. They currently market fresh produce to area Wal-Mart stores, Sysco Gulf Coast, and several other area vendors. Panhandle Fresh …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/07/panhandle-fresh-looking-for-more-farmers/

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