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Update – What to Know About the New Temporary Ag Worker Bill?

The new Temporary Agricultural Workers Visa Program (H-2C bill) passed the United States House Judiciary Committee review last Wednesday. H-2C is described in the Ag Worker Act (HR-4092). H-2C is a proposed update to the current H-2A program. Hopefully the new program will simplify hiring temporary workers for farm work. Before going into the details …

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Bill & Brenda Maphis Honored as Washington County Agricultural Innovators

Bill and Brenda Maphis were recognized as Agricultural Innovators by Matt Orwat, Washington County Extension Agent. On Tuesday August 4, 2015, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This is the fifth year these two …

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Farm Bill Decision Deadlines for Row Crop Farmers

  Every row crop farmer has some decisions to make regarding new programs outlined in the 2014 Farm Bill.  The following are the final deadline dates for several key decisions.  Due to the large number of farms in the region that will be needing help with these decisions, it would be advisable to make appointments …

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2014 Farm Bill Provides Greater Protection for Specialty Crop Growers

Source: USDA Farm Service Agency Greater protection is now available from the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)  for crops that traditionally have been ineligible for federal crop insurance. The new options, created by the 2014 Farm Bill, provide greater coverage for losses when natural disasters affect specialty crops such as vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, floriculture, …

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UF/IFAS Extension will Host Farm Bill Trainings in January

Farmers have some decisions to make about the new risk management programs created by the recent Farm Bill.  Photo Credit: Doug Mayo Time To Start Thinking About The Farm Bill In late September, Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack, announced the availability of the ARC/PLC web-based decision tools.  He further announced that farm owners could begin to …

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Farm Bill changes to Crop Insurance Webinar March 3

Monday, March 3, 2014 2:00-3:00 PM Central Time Historically, federal farm programs focused on mitigating downside price risk and crop insurance offered protection from yield risk. Until recently, little consideration had been given to how this might affect farm-level decision-making.  Supplemental crop insurance is front and center in the 2014 Farm Bill. The new law makes …

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Farm Bill Seminar for Peanut Farmers February 19

FARM BILL SEMINAR FEBRUARY 19, 2014 With the passing of the 2014 Farm Bill last week, the Florida and Alabama Peanut Producers Associations have scheduled a meeting to help growers better understand the new legislation affecting peanut farmers.  Dr. Stanley Fletcher, Director of the National Center for Peanut Competitiveness, and professor emeritus from the University …

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Cool Off Your Heating Bill

  Set your thermostat to 68 degrees or lower in the winter to reduce heating costs. Winter definitely is here!  Thankfully, we are not shoveling snow here in the Panhandle like our neighbors to the north, but our electric bills most likely have risen as the mercury has dropped.  To save money on your winter …

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