Tag Archive: Land

Land Clearing Can Lure Ambrosia Beetles

Figure 1. Ambrosia Beetle Damage. Credit: Ray Bodrey, UF/IFAS Gulf County Extension. Questions come into the Extension Office from time to time about why sawdust is accumulating around remaining trees on recently cleared or developed tracks of forested land. The sawdust is more than likely a sign that ambrosia beetles are on the offensive. The …

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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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Managing Grazing Land to Enhance Bee Habitat

Jose Dubeux and Liza Garcia, University of Florida – North Florida Research and Education Center Figure 1. Honeybee on white clover at UF-IFAS Citra. Photo credit: Jose Dubeux Improved forages are not only good for livestock, but they can also help feed bees! Managing grasslands to enhance bee habitat requires similar management practices to those …

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2014 NASS Farm Land Rent & Labor Survey Summary

The annual USDA BASS Survey indicated that irrigated farm land rented for an average of $ 132 per acre in the tri-states region in 2014, which was $ 22/acre less than what was reported for 2013. It is the time of year when land owners and farmers negotiate lease agreements for renting farm land. The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/31/2014-nass-farm-land-rent-labor-survey-summary/

2013 NASS Farm Land Rent Survey Summary

Table 1 It is the time of year when land owners and farmers negotiate lease agreements for the crop year ahead.  One of the toughest parts of negotiation is having a handle on what is a fair price.  The USDA National Agricultural Statistic Service (NASS) does an annual survey to estimate average prices for a …

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USDA Releases Farm Land Value Report

USDA Report shows Florida farm real estate values are still declining. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released their Land Values 2013 Summary last month based on surveys conducted in early June.  This report provides some unbiased averages that could provide a helpful starting place for land sale negotiations, but is most helpful for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/23/usda-releases-farm-land-value-report/

Celebrating 150 Years of Land Grant Universities on July 2

  In 1901, University of Florida Professor W.E. French, Narcoossee Cattle Research Station, conducted research on solving a dietary deficiency in Florida Cattle known as “Salt Sickness.” In the midst of the Civil War, a key piece of legislation that shaped our great nation was signed into law.  On July 2, 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/06/29/celebrating-150-years-of-land-grant-universities-on-july-2/

How Much Land Does a Horse Need?

John Doyle Atkins, Santa Rosa County Extension             It’s a question that has been strongly debated for years: How much land does a horse need for grazing here in northwest Florida?  The horse is a non-ruminant herbivore and a grazing animal.  A horse requires a minimum level of forage in the diet to maintain normal …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/05/25/how-much-land-does-a-horse-need/