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2017 Ag Census Surveys in Your Mailbox this Week – Return by February 5

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) mailed the 2017 Census of Agriculture to the nation’s producers this week. Conducted once every five years, the census aims to get a complete and accurate picture of American agriculture. The resulting data are used by farmers, ranchers, trade associations, researchers, policymakers, and many …

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Gadsden Tomato Forum December 7 2017

Gadsden Tomato Forum December 7 2017. 8:00am-2:00pm At the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) 155 Research Rd, Quincy, FL 32351 For more information contact Shep Eubanks Phone: (850) 875-7255 bigbuck@ufl.edu       Author: Matthew Orwat – mjorwat@ufl.edu Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / IFAS in 2011 and is the …

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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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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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Cotton Marketing News: Changes in the Loan Program and Rate for 2017

Don Shurley, UGA Emeritus Cotton Economist The marketing assistance loan (MAL) is an important tool used by many producers and marketing associations in cotton pricing and risk management.  In addition to research and farmer education, I teach courses in commodity marketing and agricultural policy and I tell my students that the key to basic understanding …

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2017 National Youth Science Day

As part of National 4-H Week, 4-H’ers participate in 4 H National Youth Science Day (NYSD), the world’s largest youth-led science experiment. This year’s 4 H NYSD event will take place on October 4. The 2017 4‑H National Youth Science Day Challenge is called Incredible Wearables!  This year’s challenge was developed by University of Nebraska-Lincoln and incorporates the fast-evolving …

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2017 Sunbelt Ag Expo – October 17-19

Aerial photo of the 100 acre exhibit area of the Sunbelt Ag Expo. Credit: Sunbelt Ag Expo The Sunbelt Agricultural Expo will celebrate its 40th anniversary with this year’s show to be held on Tuesday, October 17 through Thursday, October 19, 2017 just outside of Moultire, Georgia.  Physical Location:  290-G Harper Boulevard, Moultrie, GA 31788-2157.  …

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National Grandparents Day 2017: September 10

  For nearly 40 years, National Grandparents Day has been celebrated as an opportunity to express gratitude for all that grandparents do for families and communities.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau Profile, America Facts for Features, in 1970, Marian McQuade initiated a campaign to establish a day to honor grandparents.  In 1978, President Jimmy …

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Fall Vegetable Production Workshop – Combating Insect Pests September 12, 2017

On Tuesday, September 12, 2017 UF / IFAS Extension Washington County will be providing a insect pest identification and management workshop for vegetable producers and home gardeners throughout Northwest Florida. Entomology specialists from the University of Florida and Extension agents will be leading hands on sessions focusing on insect pest management in vegetable production. This workshop is relevant to anyone …

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Northwest Florida Rose Symposium Saturday September 16, 2017

On Saturday, September 16th, 2017, from 9AM to 12PM, UF / IFAS Extension Washington County will be providing a rose gardening workshop for gardeners across the Panhandle. Many roses are hard to grow in the Florida Panhandle without investing considerable time and energy into spraying for insect and disease problems. This workshop will teach attendees …

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