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Update – What to Know About the New Temporary Ag Worker Bill?

The new Temporary Agricultural Workers Visa Program (H-2C bill) passed the United States House Judiciary Committee review last Wednesday. H-2C is described in the Ag Worker Act (HR-4092). H-2C is a proposed update to the current H-2A program. Hopefully the new program will simplify hiring temporary workers for farm work. Before going into the details …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/11/03/update-what-to-know-about-the-new-temporary-ag-worker-bill/

What to Know Before You Show

Make sure you have the proper health information for your animal before the show. Fall is a busy time of the year for most families, but especially those who are involved in livestock projects. One of the most important components of preparing to exhibit animals is having proper health certification. Knowing what you need and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/18/what-to-know-before-you-show/

Getting to Know Your Backyard Pests

Deer are known to eat daylilies in the landscape. To prevent browsing, choose other plants or create a barrier with deer fencing. Any seasoned gardener knows that even a well maintained garden will eventually face a pest issue. Pests come in all shapes and sizes and may include weeds, disease, insects, moles, rabbits, birds, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/27/getting-to-know-your-backyard-pests/

What You Need to Know About Vibrio Bacteria in Gulf Waters

After the recent report of a fatality due to the Vibrio bacteria near Tampa many locals have become concerned about their safety when entering the Gulf of Mexico this time of year. So what are the risks and how do you protect yourself?   The rod-shaped bacterium known as Vibrio. Courtesy: Florida International University What …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/10/what-you-need-to-know-about-vibrio-bacteria-in-gulf-waters/

What You Need To Know About Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)

Protect your poultry by learning the signs of avian influenza (bird flu) and what to do if you suspect infection from this virus. Photo credit: Doug Mayo You may have heard about avian Influenza, otherwise known as “bird flu” in the news over the past few years. Bird flu is a virus, and is in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/23/what-you-need-to-know-about-avian-influenza-bird-flu/

Blueberries Likely Early This Year – What You Need To Know To Keep Them Happy

In all North Florida Counties, blueberry jam, blueberry cobbler and fresh blueberries seem to be a staple. This is because there are many home gardeners are able to consistently grow a top quality product. This year blueberries are very large already on plants throughout the panhandle! The increased size may be indicating earlier maturity than in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/21/blueberries-likely-early-this-year-what-you-need-to-know-to-keep-them-happy/

Florida’s “Enhanced Child Passenger Safety Law” – What Do You Need to Know?

There’s a new law in Florida – and although it’s far from comprehensive, it’s designed to better protect our kids. As of January 1, 2015, Florida law requires that all children riding in vehicles must use a safety seat until their 6th birthday. This means that kids who are 4- or 5-years-old and were previously …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/30/floridas-enhanced-child-passenger-safety-law-what-do-you-need-to-know/

Do You Know Your Numbers?

When you go to the doctor for a physical your health care provider probably routinely records four important numbers as a base line indicator of your health. Your vital signs consist of your blood pressure, breaths per minute, pulse and temperature. There are important numbers when it comes to your financial health as well: your …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/22/do-you-know-your-numbers/

Phosphorus – Know Your Soil

In our area of Florida, soils will vary in the amount of nutrients they hold. In general, we think of our soils as nutrient poor because sand is often the highest component. Sandy soils have large pore spaces and the particles themselves do not ‘attract’ many of our nutrients. Therefore needed plant nutrients can leave …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/23/phosphorus-know-your-soil/

Know your Hay, B, C’s!

Hay storage is a little different from the days in the picture above (1913), but two things haven’t changed. Hay is never any better quality than it is when it’s cut, and all kinds of things happen to reduce the quantity of hay that makes it into the stomach of your livestock. “Know Your Hay, B, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/24/know-your-hay-b-cs/

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