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Managing Aquatic Plants in Farm Ponds

Florida’s has hundreds of types of aquatic plants and they are often an overlooked feature of Florida’s landscape. Photo by Jeff Schardt Everywhere you look, plants are responding enthusiastically to Florida’s abundant rains, sunshine, and fertile soils; and this includes aquatic plants as well!  Florida’s has hundreds of types of aquatic plants and they are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/07/managing-aquatic-plants-in-farm-ponds/

Panhandle Farm Facts from the 2012 Census of Agriculture

Every five years the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) sends out in-depth surveys to farmers called the Census of Agriculture, with numerous questions about specific farming operations.  While most farmers will admit that filling out surveys is not their favorite activity, the summarized information provides very useful data to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/23/panhandle-farm-facts-from-the-2012-census-of-agriculture/

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The Limited Poultry and Egg Farm Operation Rule Becomes Effective July 1, 2014

Relaxed regulations and reduced fees outlined in the newly revised “Limited Poultry and Egg Farm Operation” rule make it economically possible for small poultry producers to serve niche market segments.  Photo by Doug Mayo The long awaited Limited Poultry and Egg Farm Operation rule has been adopted. The initial efforts to change the regulations began …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/29/the-limited-poultry-and-egg-farm-operation-rule-becomes-effective-july-1-2014/

Farm Bill changes to Crop Insurance Webinar March 3

Monday, March 3, 2014 2:00-3:00 PM Central Time Historically, federal farm programs focused on mitigating downside price risk and crop insurance offered protection from yield risk. Until recently, little consideration had been given to how this might affect farm-level decision-making.  Supplemental crop insurance is front and center in the 2014 Farm Bill. The new law makes …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/01/farm-bill-changes-to-crop-insurance-webinar-march-3/

Farm Bill Seminar for Peanut Farmers February 19

FARM BILL SEMINAR FEBRUARY 19, 2014 With the passing of the 2014 Farm Bill last week, the Florida and Alabama Peanut Producers Associations have scheduled a meeting to help growers better understand the new legislation affecting peanut farmers.  Dr. Stanley Fletcher, Director of the National Center for Peanut Competitiveness, and professor emeritus from the University …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/15/farm-bill-seminar-for-peanut-farmers-february-19/

Farm Day 2014 in Atmore February 13

Make plans to attend the 2014 Multi State Farm Day that will be held at Grace Fellowship Church, 1412 East Nashville Avenue (Highway 31), Atmore, Alabama. This year’s line up of speakers includes the following: Dr. Kathy Flanders– Hessian fly and other insect issues Dr. Ed Sikora– Soybean Issues: rust and variety selections Dr. David …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/18/farm-day-2014-in-atmore-february-13/

2013 NASS Farm Land Rent Survey Summary

Table 1 It is the time of year when land owners and farmers negotiate lease agreements for the crop year ahead.  One of the toughest parts of negotiation is having a handle on what is a fair price.  The USDA National Agricultural Statistic Service (NASS) does an annual survey to estimate average prices for a …

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Forest Stewardship Tree Farm Tours – November 7,14, & 21

George Owens, Chipley, will be hosting one of three Tree Farm Tours in November. Suwanee County – November 7, 2013 Tree Farm Tour at Adventure Plantation Property of Jeff and Melody Scott, 2013 Florida Tree Farmers of the Year 9 am to 1 pm, Eastern Time Jeff and Melody received the Florida Tree Farmers of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/10/18/forest-stewardship-tree-farm-tours-november-714-21/

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://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/24/usda-releases-farm-land-value-report/

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