AgNet Hosts ‘This Week in Agribusiness’ — An Epilogue

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By Gary Cooper AgNet Media Founder and President I recently connected with Max Armstrong, host of the nationally syndicated “This Week in Agribusiness” television program, for a fast-paced rural area and farm tour in Central Florida. It turned out to be a great opportunity for all involved, especially for Florida, which deserves more and better national media attention as an …

Alabama Farmers Fare Well in Legislative Session

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Farmers and forest owners fared well in the 2017 regular session of the Alabama Legislature, which was marked by a leadership change in the governor’s office. The Legislature adjourned for the session Friday evening. Alabama Farmers Federation priorities included passage of bills enhancing irrigation tax credits and the Farm-to-School program, as well as funding for the Concentrated Animal Feed Operation …

Florida Farm Bureau Members to Address Crucial Issues in D.C.

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Florida Farm Bureau members will partake in the Field to the Hill trip to Washington, D.C., to lobby and speak to congressional delegates about issues of importance to Florida’s agriculture industry. Jaime Jerrels, director of agriculture policy at the Florida Farm Bureau, discussed three federal priorities members will be lobbying for. Renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement is …

Threat of Wildfire Lingers as Florida Drought Continues

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The threat of wildfire is still eminent in Florida as the dry spell continues. Despite slight rainfall recently in some regions of the state, it was not enough to eliminate the risk of fire or to lift burn bans in some counties. On May 15, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and the Florida Forest Service announced 2,163 wildfires have burned …

AgNet Hosts ‘This Week in Agribusiness’ — The Modern

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By Gary Cooper AgNet Media Founder and President Editor’s note: Read the prologue to this article. In a tour this week, I accompanied television program host and anchor Max Armstrong of the nationally-syndicated ag news program “This Week in Agribusiness” to help bring his audience up to date on Central Florida agriculture. To show Armstrong a more modern side of …

AgNet Hosts ‘This Week in Agribusiness’ — A Prologue

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By Gary Cooper AgNet Media Founder and President During a fast-paced day and a half earlier this week, I connected with Max Armstrong, host and anchor of the national farm news television program “This Week in Agribusiness” to help him with a whirlwind newsgathering tour of Central Florida agriculture. The syndicated television program airs weekly on RFD-TV and approximately 100-plus …

UF Researchers Exploring the Market Value of Tea

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Mostly due to its market value, tea may be an attractive specialty crop. Brantlee Spakes Richter, University of Florida (UF) senior lecturer, believes the crop has great potential in the U.S. market. Richter has been working with tea for a little over a year now. She is studying how to best grow the crop in Florida. However, she hopes to …

Leadership Spotlight: Daniel Botts

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American scholar and the father of contemporary leadership studies, Warren G. Bennis once said, “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” Daniel Botts, a highly-regarded leader in the vegetable industry, has truly turned his vision into a reality over his almost 40-year career in the Florida vegetable industry. Born in Troy, Alabama, Botts discovered his love for science and …