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  1. Backyard Sugarcane in the Panhandle — November 20, 2017
  2. Spend Smarter This Holiday Season — November 18, 2017
  3. What is in Your Pantry? — November 18, 2017
  4. Slow Cooking Ideas for the Busy Family — November 18, 2017
  5. Friday Feature: Protecting Hay Quality at Harvest Part 2 — November 17, 2017

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Backyard Sugarcane in the Panhandle

Do you want to add a little something different to your landscape? How about something edible, as well as a focal point in your garden? Backyard sugarcane may be just what you are looking for. Sugarcane, genus Saccharum, is a tropical perennial grass that thrives in humid environments across the southern United States. Based on …

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Spend Smarter This Holiday Season

By adopting a few smart spending strategies, you can help avoid overspending and decrease holiday stress. (UF/IFAS File Photo) It’s that time again – the most wonderful time of the year!  For many of us, though, it can be a time of stress, frustration, and financial uncertainty as we drive ourselves past our limits to …

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What is in Your Pantry?

Pantry StaplesPhoto credit: Pamela Allen With fall around the corner and school starting back, it is time to take inventory of your pantry. You should really dig in and see what is lurking in the dark reaches of your back shelves. This task should be done on a regular basis to help keep foods rotated …

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Slow Cooking Ideas for the Busy Family

Slow CookingPhoto credit: Pamela Allen With the weather changing and cooler temperatures on the way, get out the slow cooker for simmering soups and stews that will be waiting for you when you get home. Slow cookers are popular and allow us the convenience of prepping ahead of time and having a hot cooked dish …

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Friday Feature: Protecting Hay Quality at Harvest Part 2

In early October we shared the first two videos in the “A Cut Above the Rest” video series produced by Massey Ferguson, that features Dennis Hancock, UGA Forage Specialist.  This week we share the third and fourth videos in this series that provides helpful tips for protecting the quality of your hay at harvest. Part 3  …

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Farm Bureau Survey Reveals Lowest Thanksgiving Dinner Cost in Five Years

Source: American Farm Bureau Source:  American Farm Bureau American Farm Bureau Federation’s 32nd annual price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $ 49.12, a 75-cent decrease from last year’s average of $ 49.87. The big ticket item – a …

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Cow-calf Profitability Better than Expected in 2017

Source: Livestock marketing Information Center Cattle prices during the fourth quarter of 2017 were significantly stronger than expected. Higher prices caused 2017’s calculated cow-calf return over cash costs plus pasture rent to be revised up. In fact, earlier in 2017, the forecast was for returns to be negative, but they actually will be positive. Since …

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How Many Replacement Heifers Should You Keep at Weaning?

Replacement beef heifers at the University of Florida North Florida research and Education Center Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Each year commercial cow/calf operations must decide how many replacement heifers are grown out to be put in the breeding pasture.  Individual ranches must make the decisions about heifer retention based upon …

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2017 Average Farm Land Rent and Labor Rates

Irrigated farm land in the Panhandle rented for an average of $ 138 per acre in 2017. Some of the most challenging conversations, in almost any relationship, are the ones about money.  This is certainly true as farmers and landowners negotiate lease agreements, or managers and workers negotiate salaries for the year ahead. It can …

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Do the Math First Before Purchasing Feed to Supplement Hay

Washington County bahiagrass hay. Despite the producer’s best efforts, it is unlikely that this hay will be able to meet the nutritional demands of a lactating brood cow. Some supplementation will be required to ensure that cattle performance is not suppressed. Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin Two general statements to begin the discussion: Florida grass hay …

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