Tag Archive: Rule

Florida Cattle ID Rule Now in Effect

The Cattle Identification Rule (Chapter 5C-31, Florida Administrative Code) has been published with an effective date of September 4, 2014. This rule is intended to improve our ability to respond to serious disease outbreaks and to help the industry maintain out-of-state markets. The rule will require cattle 18 months of age or older moving within …

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California Seeking to Ease Restrictions on Gulf Oyster Rule

Oyster Boats on Apalachicola Bay: Photo by Erik Lovestrand, UF/IFAS Franklin County Extension Director   A notice has been issued by the California Dept. of Public Health dated June 27 that is seeking public comment on a proposed rule change regarding the allowable level of microbial Vibrio vulnificus in post-harvest processed Gulf oysters. Post-harvest processed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/08/18/california-seeking-to-ease-restrictions-on-gulf-oyster-rule/

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/

Florida Cattle ID Rule to be Enforced in April

Thomas J. Holt, D.V.M., State Veterinarian/Director, Division of Animal Industry, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services The Cattle Identification Rule(s) (Chapter 5C-31, Florida Administrative Code) has been published with an effective date of February 19, 2014.  These rules are intended to improve our ability to respond to serious disease outbreaks and to help the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/21/florida-cattle-id-rule-to-be-enforced-in-april/

Complying with the New Florida Cattle ID Rule

                In March of 2013, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Cattle Identification rules were implemented requiring all cattle 18 months old or older be identified for interstate (across state line) transportation.  Beef cattle under 18 months of age, unless they are moved interstate for shows, exhibitions, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/11/complying-with-the-new-florida-cattle-id-rule/

New Florida Cattle Identification Rule Workshop

  Tuesday, June 4, 2013     6:30 – 9:30 PM Central Time Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Marianna, Florida The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is developing a Cattle Identification Rule which will go into effect January 1, 2014.  They are seeking feedback from cattle producers on the draft version of the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/04/26/new-florida-cattle-identification-rule-workshop/

Water Use Permitting in Northwest Florida Rule Making Workshop

Thursday, May 16, 2013 – 5:30 p.m. CT Jackson County Agricultural Conference Center 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue Marianna, FL 32448 Farmers and ranchers in Northwest Florida are invited to attend a workshop to discuss and comment on draft changes to permitting rules on irrigation wells. Staff from the Northwest Florida Water Management District will provide information on statewide consumptive …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/04/20/water-use-permitting-in-northwest-florida-rule-making-workshop/

New Rule from FWC Allows Hog Hunting at Night with Lights

During a recent Hog and Deer Damage meeting held for farmers and hunters in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, representatives from Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) officers discussed a rule change to benefit farmers experiencing hog damage to their crops. It is now legal to hunt hogs at night with a gun and a light …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/04/03/new-rule-from-fwc-allows-hog-hunting-at-night-with-lights/