Month: March 2014

Ben Adams, Jr.

Making More Use of the Railroad in the Cold Supply Chain

“All aboard!” In the glory days of passenger railroad, it was the call of the coachman to get passengers on the soon-departing train. Today, “All aboard!” is also the call for all kinds of industries to use the resurgent transportation railroad sector to get their products from production to consumer.[emember_protected custom_msg=”Click here and register now …

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Florida Ranching by the Numbers

Q&A with Industry Experts on the latest USDA Cattle Inventory Report The USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) released the Cattle Inventory Report on January 31; unable to release a mid-year report in 2013 due to government furloughs, the latest report confirmed the fact that the US’s—and Florida’s—Beef Cattle Herd is smaller than it has …

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A farmer’s guide for calculating plant loss, part 3

In the final installment of your guide to calculating plant loss, I’d like to remind growers that this is just one element of the detailed process of collecting evidence and information for a case. If you have any questions about this process, I’m at your disposal.

Commissioner’s AgriCorner: A ‘Nutrislice’ of Florida’s School Nutrition Program

Florida’s sunshine and temperate climate provide for more than a great vacation destination. Our unique climate allows for the vast majority of Florida’s nearly 300 agricultural products to be in peak production between the months of October and May, which just so happens to correspond with Florida’s school year.[emember_protected custom_msg=”Click here and register now to …

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Katie Hennessy

Congratulations on Your Foal!

You have waited about a year for your foal, make sure you get him off to a healthy start! The first few hours of a foal’s life have a major influence on the animal’s future health. Whether this is your first foal or you’re a foal veteran, plan to have your veterinarian perform a thorough …

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Cultivating Character in Our AgriYouth

Why 4-H, FFA, and Other Programs Are More than Just Ag Projects Training tomorrow’s leaders is a big job. But working together, Agri-Fest, 4-H, and the National FFA Organization along with countless volunteers are doing their part to cultivate character in the next generation.[emember_protected custom_msg=”Click here and register now to read the rest of the …

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Opening Doors for Students

Citrus Growers Teach the Skills of Trade to Highlands’ Youth As Florida growers explore alternatives to citrus, industry leaders in Highlands County are continuing to teach the next generation how to grow trees. Through the Highlands County Youth Citrus Project, teens like Hanna Farr, a junior at Avon Park High School, are growing their own …

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