A new website with a wealth of information about citrus rootstocks is now available at https://citrusrootstocks.org/. Rootstock breeder Kim Bowman, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service in Fort Pierce, has posted results from 37 replicated multiyear rootstock field trials in Florida. The results can be easily accessed from the site by […]
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried has advised growers and other agriculture-related businesses they can apply for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The program is part of the $2 trillion federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, known as the CARES Act. The PPP loans are designed to provide a […]
Like much of the rest of the world, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) has closed its research and Extension facilities to visitors because of COVID-19. The closures are intended to protect the public and UF/IFAS employees from the coronavirus. Additionally, all UF/IFAS-sponsored events have been cancelled through the end […]
(APPA) — Due to the Stay-At-Home Order issued by Gov. Kay Ivey on April 3, 2020, the Alabama Peanut Producers Association has made the decision to postpone the Peanut Referendum vote scheduled for April 9, 2020. All eligible peanut producers will be notified of the rescheduled date as soon as it becomes available. We apologize […]
Last Friday, the Georgia Peanut Commission hosted a webinar discussion to help farmers learn more about the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Tyron Spearman has more details. Listen to the full Peanut & Agribusiness COVID-19 Relief Act Update Webinar. The post Peanut Farmers Discuss CARES Act appeared first on Southeast AgNET.
(NAFB) — Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is calling on the U.S. Departments of Justice and Agriculture to investigate potential market manipulation and other illegal activity by meatpackers in the cattle industry. Grassley, a longtime advocate for agriculture in the Senate, says, “With the shelf prices of meat at record highs and the high rate of […]