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Southern Pine Beetle Assistance Program Now Accepting Applications

Pitch tubes of the southern pine beetle (SPB), Dendroctonus frontalis Zimmermann, on outer bark. Photograph by James. R. Meeker, FDACS, Division of Forestry. Image inset is the southern pine beetle, Photograph by David T. Almquist, University of Florida. Applications From Private Forest Landowners Will Be Accepted June 6-July 18 Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. …

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Same program, new label!

On March 4, 2015 the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) unveiled a new Safer Choice label/logo, which makes it easier to find household cleaners and other home products that are safer, more environmentally friendly—and still get the job done! Finding cleaning and other products that are safer for you, your family, and the environment should be …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/12/same-program-new-label/

Have You Decided Which Commodity Support Program to Elect?

John VanSickle, Rod Clouser, Marina Arouca, UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department The 2014 Farm Bill introduced changes to farm commodity programs.  The safety net is now composed of two new programs, Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC).  The Direct and Counter-­Cyclical Program (DCP), the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program (SURE), and the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/21/have-you-decided-which-commodity-support-program-to-elect/

Alabama Dairy Margin Protection Program Meeting

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 9:30 – 12:00 Jon Archer Agricultural Center (Large Auditorium) 1070 Schillinger Road North Mobile AL 33608  On August 28, 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced details for a long-awaited and much-improved safety net for dairy farmers. Developed by the National Milk Producers Federation and five years in the making, the …

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Dairy Margin Protection Program Seminars

The 2014 Farm Bill provides new risk management options for dairy farms. Photo credit: Doug Mayo The USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) and University of Florida/IFAS Extension are teaming up to offer educational seminars to help dairy farmers understand the new risk management program created for them by the 2014 Farm Bill.  Dairy farmers have …

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Cogongrass Treatment Cost-Share Program

Cogongrass will take over native or cultivated vegetation, as can bee seen in this hay field. Photo credit: Doug Mayo The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced this week that the Florida Forest Service is now accepting applications for the Cogongrass Treatment Cost-Share Program. “Invasive cogongrass spreads quickly and aggressively and can cause …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/09/27/cogongrass-treatment-cost-share-program/

There Is Still Time To Sign Up For The USDA’s Livestock Indemnity Program

Cattle are one of the commercial livestock species which can qualify for USDA LIP payments There is still time to sign up for the USDA’s Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). This program was enacted as part of the 2014 Farm Bill and provides retroactive authority to cover eligible livestock losses back to October 1, 2011. It …

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Livestock Disaster Program Deadline September 30

Livestock Producers Urged to Enroll in Disaster Assistance Program Producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses are encouraged to act to secure assistance by Sept. 30, 2014, as congressionally mandated payment reductions will take place for producers who have not acted before that date. Livestock producers that have experienced grazing losses since October 2011 and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/09/06/livestock-disaster-program-deadline-september-30/

2014 Florida Organic Cost Share Program

Photo credit: IFAS Archive Funding Announcement The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has received funding from the 2014 National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP) , which is a program of the United State Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS). These funds will be used to reimburse growers, handlers, and processors …

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Longleaf Pine Incentive Program for Landowners west of the Appalachicola

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Announces Longleaf Pine Incentives for Landowners The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Florida Forest Service (FFS) is currently accepting applications  through June 27, 2014 for its Longleaf Pine Landowner Incentive Program which offers Florida’s non-industrial private landowners incentive payments for longleaf pine restoration. “Longleaf pine …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/23/longleaf-pine-incentive-program-for-landowners-west-of-the-appalachicola/

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