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Florida’s Farm Families Are Slowly Recovering from Losses Inflicted by Hurricane Irma

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam took an aerial tour to survey areas impacted by Hurricane Irma, including citrus groves in Central and Southwest Florida. Commissioner Putnam said, “It’s still too early to know the full extent of the damage to Florida citrus. But after touring groves on foot and by air, it’s clear that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/16/floridas-farm-families-are-slowly-recovering-from-losses-inflicted-by-hurricane-irma/

Farm Food Safety Workshops – October 5 & 26

Photo by Judy Biss Two Farm Food Safety Workshops are scheduled for October in the Panhandle.  A Building Your Own Farm’s Food Safety Manual Workshop is scheduled for October 5th in Crestview and a Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training is scheduled for October 26 in Marianna.  The PSA Grower Training curriculum is approved by the FDA …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/08/farm-food-safety-workshops-october-5-26/

Hurricane Preparation for Your Farm

Farmers in Florida worry every fall about potential damage from a hurricane.  Most of the media attention focuses on families in coastal communities, but not as much attention is provided for farmers and ranchers. Emergency responders are also likely to target their efforts immediately after the storm comes ashore on coastal areas hardest hit by …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/07/hurricane-preparation-for-your-farm/

Call 811 Before You Dig or Farm Near Buried Utility and Pipelines

Today, August 11 is “National 811 Day,” so it is only fitting to share an Ag-Safety reminder to “Call or Click Before You Dig.” There are pipelines and utility lines buried all over the place in rural areas.  In fact, there are more than 1,250 miles of gas and hazardous liquid pipelines that run through …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/12/call-811-before-you-dig-or-farm-near-buried-utility-and-pipelines/

Mosquito Control Can Be As Close As A Farm Pond

Eastern Mosquitofish are small in size, but with a gargantuan appetite for mosquito larvae. The tiny terrors can eat well over their body weight daily in developing mosquitos. The consistent and ample rains of late over Florida’s Panhandle assure enough moisture is available for row crop production and development, and forage growth. It has also …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/01/mosquito-control-can-be-as-close-as-a-farm-pond/

Do the New Food Safety Standards Apply to Your Farm?

If you are a produce farmer, you should have heard about the Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, by now. This act, which was passed in 2011, is considered the largest update to food safety regulation in over 80 years. The proposed produce safety rule under the FSMA is very robust, establishing the minimum standards …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/31/do-the-new-food-safety-standards-apply-to-your-farm/

Farm Worker Protection Standard Updates take Effect in 2017

University of Florida farm workers Juan Centeno, left, and Renaldo Ford harvest a large pumpkin at UF’s North Florida Research and Education Center in Live Oak. Credit: Tyler Jones, UF/IFAS Photography Beverly James, UF/IFAS Communications Service The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is getting the word out on updates to the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/21/farm-worker-protection-standard-updates-take-effect-in-2017/

West Florida Farm Day 2017 – February 1

Florida and Alabama row crop farmers are welcomed to attend the 2017 Farm Day program on February 1st at Grace Fellowship Church, 1412 E Nashville Avenue in Atmore. Thanks to generous agribusiness support, the event is free. Registration starts at 8 am. Topics to be discussed are as follows: Dr. Bob Kemerait:  Row Crop Diseases—Control, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/20/west-florida-farm-day-2017-february-1/

Farm Food Safety Certification Training – February 13

A Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training is scheduled for Monday, February 13 at the Jackson County Extension Office in Marianna, FL.  The PSA Grower Training curriculum is approved by the FDA to meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. Who Should Attend? – Fruit and vegetable growers with …

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2016 NASS Farm Land Rent and Labor Survey Summary

Some of the most challenging conversations, in almost any relationship, are the ones about money.  This is certainly true as land owners and farmers, or managers and laborers negotiate for the year ahead. It can be pretty challenging to determine what is a fair price to rent a specific farm, or to set the wages …

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