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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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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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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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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/

Is my Small Farm Organic?

Clear Creek Farms, Santa Rosa County (Photo Credits: Vic Campbell) What is Organic Crop Production? There are many Small Farms all throughout the Panhandle wishing to tap into the organic production market.  Misconceptions of organic production lead some to believe it is as simple as avoiding spraying “poisons” or pesticides, and to use organic forms …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/09/is-my-small-farm-organic/

New Small Farm Poultry and Egg Regulations Coming

Regulation changes are close which will make it more economically feasible for small poultry producers to sell poultry and eggs A public hearing relative to Limited Poultry and Egg Farm Operations, Chapter 5K-4 of the Florida Administrative Code was held Friday, May 24, 2013 in Tallahassee, Florida. Public comment was taken on the proposed rule …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/01/new-small-farm-poultry-and-egg-regulations-coming/

Food Safety for Your Farm

The release of the new Food Safety Modernization Act proposed guidelines in January 2013(http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/FSMA/ucm334120.htm )has many producers wondering, “How do I make my farm food safety compliant?”  While specific handling protocols are still coming from researchers at various University’s across the country, planning the transition for food safety compliance is relatively simple. The following three …

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