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2014 Farm Bill Provides Greater Protection for Specialty Crop Growers

Source: USDA Farm Service Agency Greater protection is now available from the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)  for crops that traditionally have been ineligible for federal crop insurance. The new options, created by the 2014 Farm Bill, provide greater coverage for losses when natural disasters affect specialty crops such as vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, floriculture, …

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UF/IFAS Extension will Host Farm Bill Trainings in January

Farmers have some decisions to make about the new risk management programs created by the recent Farm Bill.  Photo Credit: Doug Mayo Time To Start Thinking About The Farm Bill In late September, Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack, announced the availability of the ARC/PLC web-based decision tools.  He further announced that farm owners could begin to …

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Farm Credit Supports 4-H Agriculture Projects

To support agriculture education programs and help rural America grow, Farm Credit of Northwest Florida has designed the Youth Agricultural Loan Program specifically to help active 4-H and FFA members to get a running start with their agriculture-related projects and future success.  Members of these programs not only learn skills like growing crops or raising …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/05/farm-credit-supports-4-h-agriculture-projects/

WFREC Extension Farm Field Day August 22

The West Florida Research and Education Center (WFREC) will be hosting the annual Extension Farm Field Day, on Friday, August 22.  Registration begins at 8:00 AM.  The farm tours will begin at 8:30 and conclude at noon, with a sponsored lunch to follow.  Following lunch there will be a one hour session for Core CEU’s …

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Whole Farm Integrated Pest Management Video Modules

Trap crops such as sorghum, triticale, buckwheat and sunflowers planted along field borders can be used to attract stinkbugs away from cash crops. If you are interested in learning how to manage pests using integrated pest management (IPM) strategies on a whole farm or whole landscape level, a team of University of Florida IFAS Extension …

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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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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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