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Food Safety Tips for the Perfect Summer Picnic

There are few things more iconic during summer than a picnic.  There’s just something fresh and fun about sharing a meal in the park or at the beach with family and friends.  But just because you’re enjoying the warm, gentle breeze doesn’t mean you should throw caution to the wind.  By following a few simple …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/27/food-safety-tips-for-the-perfect-summer-picnic/

Farmers Prepare for the New Food Safety Standards

If you are a farmer, you have most likely heard about the Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, by now. If you are not a farmer, you probably do not know that food safety regulations are going through a big change. The FSMA, which was passed in 2011, is considered the largest update to food …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/09/farmers-prepare-for-the-new-food-safety-standards/

Escambia Winter Forages and Wildlife Food Plot Tour March 5

Adults and youth are welcomed to attend the Winter Livestock Forages and Wildlife Food Plot Tour on Saturday March 5th at 11:00 AM.  The tour will take place at the 4-H Livestock Facilities (5701 Highway 99, Molino, FL 32577). Join us for a walk through the winter forage and wildlife food plots that were planted in Fall …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/12/escambia-winter-forages-and-wildlife-food-plot-tour-march-5/

Winter Forage & Wildlife Food Plot Tour March 4

The 2016 Winter Forage Wildlife Food Plot Tour will be held on March 4th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at the West Florida Research and Education Center (4253 Experiment Dr. Hwy 182 Jay, FL 32565). Join us for a walk through the winter forage and wildlife food plots that were planted in Fall 2015. Speakers …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/06/winter-forage-wildlife-food-plot-tour-march-4/

Wildlife Food Plot Fundamentals Workshop October 8th

As summer browse dwindles the habitat benefits of wildlife food plots become more evident.Photo Credit Mark Mauldin Improving habitat can benefit the quantity and quality of wildlife on a piece of property. One common method for improving habitat is the establishment of food plots. Food plots are simply areas that are managed for the production …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/02/wildlife-food-plot-fundamentals-workshop-october-8th/

Wildlife Food Plots – Considerations for Success and Workshop on 10/8

As summer browse dwindles the habitat improvement associate with wildlife food plots becomes even more evident.Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin Improving habitat can benefit the quantity and quality of wildlife on a piece of property. One common method for improving habitat is the establishment of food plots. Food plots are simply areas that are managed for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/01/wildlife-food-plots-considerations-for-success-and-workshop-on-108/

Landscaping for Wildlife with Food Plots

Cool Season Wildlife Food Plot. Photo by Jennifer Bearden, UF / IFAS Many of us enhance our home landscaping with bird feeders, bird houses, bird baths and other items so that we can attract wildlife. To accomplish the same thing, many rural landowners plant wildlife food plots. While large landowners often plant several acres, food …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/29/landscaping-for-wildlife-with-food-plots/

New Federal Food Safety Rules Being Implemented

On September 10, 2015 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its final rules for Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food. The enabling legislation was the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) which was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. The stated …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/12/new-federal-food-safety-rules-being-implemented/

Consumers Experience Rise In Food Cost

Meat and eggs lead the rise in food cost nationally. Meat and egg prices are the leading cause of rising food cost in 2015, according the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics news release of June, 22, 2015. The Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was unchanged from May 2014 to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/17/consumers-experience-rise-in-food-cost/

Insectary Meadows Provide Food for Pollinators and Homes for Good Bugs

European Honey BeesPhoto: Ashley N. Mortensen; University of Florida Bees have been disappearing at an alarming rate and continue to vanish without a trace. Why should anyone care? Well, they matter a lot more than most people think. Bees are the overwhelmingly dominant pollinator for most food crops. Native bees in the United States are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/01/insectary-meadows-provide-food-for-pollinators-and-homes-for-good-bugs-2/

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