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What is the USDA Survey You Got in the Mail in December?

In addition to Christmas cards, farmers and ranchers in Florida received the National Agricultural Classification Survey (NACS) in December 2016’s mail.  This questionnaire will assist the U.S. Department of Agriculture to identify active farms and ranches in the United States, in preparation for the upcoming Ag Census. The result of the NACS will determine who …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/13/what-is-the-usda-survey-you-got-in-the-mail-in-december/

Enrollment Open for 2017 ARC & PLC USDA Farm Bill Programs

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini has announced that producers on farms with base acres under the safety net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs, can begin visiting FSA county offices to sign contracts and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/12/02/enrollment-open-for-2017-arc-plc-usda-farm-bill-programs/

USDA Confirms Screwworms in the Florida Keys

Key deer buck killed by an infestation of screwworms on Big Pine Key. Credit: Samantha Gibbs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Screwworms were eradicated from the Southeast back in 1959.  This week USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of New World Screwworms Cochliomyia hominivorax in three deer in the Florida Keys.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/07/usda-confirms-screwworms-in-the-florida-keys/

USDA 2016 US Cattle Inventory Report

Much of the agricultural economy in the country is driven by the basic economic principles of supply and demand.  Why are commodity prices for crops grown in the Southeast so low?  For the most part it is related to an increase in the supply (production) and a reduction in demand from foreign exports due to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/06/usda-2016-us-cattle-inventory-report/

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USDA Develops Cover Crop Chart

Source: Agricultural Research Service’s Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory An online tool called the “Cover Crop Chart” is helping U.S. farmers decide which cover crops to plant and is generating interest from growers in other countries. Cover crops can help reduce soil erosion, increase organic matter, improve early weed control, and provide forage for animals. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/05/usda-develops-cover-crop-chart/

2014 USDA Honey Production Report

According to USDA, last year was a good year for US beekeepers with both record high prices and also an increase in total production. Photo credit: Doug Mayo USDA released their annual Honey Production Report last Friday, March 20, 2015.  2014 was a good year for US beekeepers with both record high prices and also …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/28/2014-usda-honey-production-report/

USDA Energy Initiative Workshops

Invest in Efficiency with our Community & Economic Development Team — Business & Energy Programs USDA Rural Development will be hosting two informational workshops in November to explain the Agency’s programs available under its Northwest Florida Regional Energy Initiative. The Initiative is being designed to provide technical and financial assistance to small businesses and agricultural …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/01/usda-energy-initiative-workshops/

USDA Releases Farm Land Value Report

USDA Report shows Florida farm real estate values are still declining. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released their Land Values 2013 Summary last month based on surveys conducted in early June.  This report provides some unbiased averages that could provide a helpful starting place for land sale negotiations, but is most helpful for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/23/usda-releases-farm-land-value-report/

USDA Planted Crop Acreage Report for the Southeast

Data provided by USDA National Agriculture Statistic Service. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the planted crop acreage report for the Southeast in June 2013.  The effects of a bumper crop of peanuts, and the resulting low peanut contracts have affected what was planted this year.  From this report, you can see that …

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