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Highlights from the 2012 US Ag Census

The USDA National Agriculture Statistic Service (NASS) released the first preliminary report from the 2012 Census of Agriculture.  When the 2007 report first came out the big news was that the number of farms in the US had actually increased.  That trend did not continue and the number of farms in the US dropped from …

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2012 Ag Census Underway

2012 Census of Agriculture Underway – Respond Now For many farmers across the nation, this is the time of year to finish paperwork after a busy harvest season and look towards planning for next year. This makes it a perfect time to also fill out and return your 2012 Census of Agriculture form. The Census …

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2012 Panhandle Weather Summary

Monthly rainfall totals from 6 UF/IFAS FAWN weather stations located across North Florida. 2012 was a fairly good weather year. For the year, the Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) station at Marianna recorded the highest rainfall with almost 61″ and the lowest total was recorded at the station near Quincy, coming in just below 45″. …

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US Forest Service 2012 Tax Tips for Forest Landowners

USDA Forest Service tax information website for forest landowners. The USDA Forest Service has updated their web page with information on Federal income Tax returns for Forest Landowners.  The web site provides non-industrial private forest (NIPF) landowners with a consolidated source of information on the complex tax issues associated with forest maintenance and management. While our …

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2012 NASS Survey Summary of Farm Lease Rates

Table 1. USDA NASS survey summary of non-irrigated crop land rent in Northwest Florida. One of the challenges for both land owners and farmers is making farm land rental agreements which are fair for both parties.  Farm leases are private agreements between farmers and land owners, so very little information is available to assist with determining …

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Beekeepers Field Day And Trade Show December 1, 2012!

Participants at last year’s Beekeeping Field day and Tradeshow had plenty of opportunity for hands-on activities and interaction with expert beekeepers. DATE: Saturday, December 1, 2012 LOCATION: Washington County Extension Office 1424 Jackson Avenue Chipley, FL 32428 850-638-6180 TIME:        Registration                                          9:00 – 10:00 Class Rotation I                                  10:00 …

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2012 January – October FAWN Weather Summary

Marianna FAWN Summary October was the first month since March where high temperatures stayed below 90 degrees.  Below average rainfall aided crop and hay harvest, but was not favorable for the planting of cool season crops.  For the year, Jackson County is still almost 9 inches above average.  The entire growing season was much cooler than the …

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UF/IFAS Sugarcane Field Day, Quincy Florida, Monday, November 5, 2012

Sugarcane Field Day is an annual event hosted at the University of Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy (NFREC-Quincy). This event is geared to new and existing sugarcane producers and syrup makers interested in learning about new and updated agricultural and production techniques and about new sugarcane varieties.   Each year various state and regional …

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Come Visit UF/IFAS at the 2012 Sunbelt Ag Expo!

The UF/IFAS Building at the Sunbelt Ag Expo, Moultrie, GA Each year UF/IFAS NW Extension District Faculty participates in the annual Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie Georgia.  This is the largest agricultural expo in the southeast attended by over 200,000 visitors.  In addition to the over 1,200 commercial exhibitors, visitors also learn from the many …

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Ag Census Data Helps Rural Communities; 2012 Surveys Coming Soon

  Farmers Use the Census of Agriculture to Improve Local Communities, Farm Future When a Pennsylvania dairy farmer heard that his local county officials were considering a significant reduction in rural snowplow services in his community, he became concerned. While the cuts were caused by local government budget constraints, this dairy farmer knew he had …

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