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UF/IFAS Research Estimates Feral Hogs cost Florida Cattle Industry $2 Million Annually

Feral swine can cause $ 2 million per year in lost cattle production in Florida, according to a new study led by Samantha Wisely, UF/IFAS associate professor of wildlife ecology and conservation. Photo credit: UF/IFAS archive Feral swine cost the Florida cattle industry at least $ 2 million a year in lost cattle production, according …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/06/ufifas-research-estimates-feral-hogs-cost-florida-cattle-industry-2-million-annually/

January Florida Cattle Market Report

Chris Prevatt, UF/IFAS Livestock Economist The August 2016 Feeder Cattle futures contract declined by $ 8.70/cwt. during January. Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $ 65.25/hd. ($ 8.70/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 4,350.00 per truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/06/january-florida-cattle-market-report/

Florida Master Naturalist Courses Provide Unique Perspective into Natural World

Do you love the outdoors? Wish you knew more about the plants and animals native to our area? Master Naturalist Jerry Patee leads classmates along his project: a wetland boardwalk in Perdido Key. Photo credit: Carrie Stevenson The Florida Master Naturalist Program is a course offered by Extension agents throughout the state, including the northwestern …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/04/florida-master-naturalist-courses-provide-unique-perspective-into-natural-world/

Add Potatoes to Your Florida Garden

Potatoes planted in mid-February were ready to harvest in mid-May in Panama City. Photo: Vicki Evans, UF/IFAS Master Gardener A common misconception is that all potatoes come from the Midwest. However, select Irish potato varieties are produced commercially in Florida on over 20,000 acres. Potatoes can also be grown in Florida home gardens if care …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/03/add-potatoes-to-your-florida-garden/

West Florida Crop Production Meeting February 11

Join us for the West Florida Crop Production Meeting on February 11, 2016 at the Jay Community Center (5259 Booker Lane Jay, Florida 32565). Registration begins at 7:45 am and the meeting will begin at 8:00 am. Speakers from the University of Florida, University of Georgia, and government agencies will provide updates on their research …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/29/west-florida-crop-production-meeting-february-11/

Florida Deciduous Fruit and Nut Crop Acreage Estimates by County

A dramatic 225% gain was recorded for blueberry acreace in Florida from 3,292 in 2002 to 7,377 in 2012. Photo credit: Doug Mayo USDA Acreage Estimates of Deciduous Fruit and Nut Crops in Florida for 2002 and 2012 Peter C. Andersen and Kevin R. Athearn Every 10 years USDA conducts a survey by county of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/23/florida-deciduous-fruit-and-nut-crop-acreage-estimates-by-county/

Great Florida Cattle Drive of 2016

The Great Florida Cattle Drive of 2016 will run January 23rd through January 30th, 2016.  Yes, it is going to happen once again and registration for the event is now underway.  The event will begin at the historic Whaley ranch on Canoe Creek Road south of St Cloud and end at the new Silver Spurs Arena …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/16/great-florida-cattle-drive-of-2016/

Florida 4-H Club Grows Compassion through Community Pride Grant

Fire Ants 4-H Club members prepare and serve meals for hospice patients and caregivers to develop compassion and empathy in their community. There are many genetic traits you’re born with that can’t be changed.  But what about traits such as compassion and empathy?  Can they be learned?  A new study conducted by the University of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/15/florida-4-h-club-grows-compassion-through-community-pride-grant/

December Florida Cattle Market Price Watch

Chris Prevatt, UF/IFAS Livestock Economist The August 2016 Feeder Cattle futures contract declined by $ 1.10/cwt. during December. Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $ 8.25/hd. ($ 1.10/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 550.00 per truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/09/december-florida-cattle-market-price-watch/

2016 Northwest Florida beef Conference & Trade Show February 10

2015 Beef Conference presentations The 31st annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show will be held on Wednesday, February 10th, in the Agriculture Conference Center, at the Jackson County Extension Office, located at 2741 Penn Avenue, Marianna, Florida. Registration and the Trade Show open at 7:30 AM central time, the program starts at 8:15 AM, …

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