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2014 USDA Honey Production Report

According to USDA, last year was a good year for US beekeepers with both record high prices and also an increase in total production. Photo credit: Doug Mayo USDA released their annual Honey Production Report last Friday, March 20, 2015.  2014 was a good year for US beekeepers with both record high prices and also …

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Update on 2014 peanut leaf spot fungicide trials in Citra, FL.

Figure 1. An aerial image of 2014 peanut leaf spot fungicide trial from the University of Florida Plant Science Research and Education Unit in Citra, FL on 9/25/14. The management of early and late leaf spot in peanuts is an essential task for growers each year. Currently, there are a number of fungicide products available …

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US Beef Cow Herd Increased 2% in 2014

Source: USDA NASS Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist The inventory of all cattle and calves was 89.8 million head on January 1, 2015, up 1.4 percent from one year ago but, except for last year, still the smallest total herd inventory since 1952.  The 2014 calf crop was up 0.5 …

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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. One …

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Panhandle Ag e-News 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards

The Panhandle Agriculture Extension Team thanks you for subscribing to Panhandle Ag e-News this past year. 2014 was an even more successful year for this electronic newsletter project. Our subscriber list increased from 2,775 at the beginning of 2014 to 3,393 in 2015 (22% growth).  Last year we had 68,571 total web page views as …

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2014 Weather Summary and 1st Quarter Outlook

National Weather Service estimates for rainfall in the Florida Panhandle for December 2014. December was another wet month for the Central Panhandle, with more moderate rainfall recorded in the western counties.  Gadsden and Liberty County received heavy rains just prior to Christmas, with a monthly total over 10″. The Florida Automated Weather Stations (FAWN) showed …

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2014 UF Peanut Variety Test Results

Dr. Barry Tillman, UF/IFAS Peanut Breeder, showed growers the newer peanut varieties at the 2014 Peanut Field Day. Photo credit Doug Mayo Peanut planting season is months away, but it’s not too early to begin choosing varieties to plant. The 2014 variety performance data is hot off the press and can provide a tool to …

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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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November 2014 Panhandle Weather Summary

Much of the Southeast was 4-8 degrees colder than normal for November. Cold weather came early to the Panhandle this year. Fawn station low temperatures for Wednesday, November 19. Frost around Thanksgiving is not that unusual, but a hard freeze came on November 19th, and set record lows for the area.  Satsuma citrus fruit that …

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2014 Gadsden Tomato Forum

2014 Gadsden Tomato Forum December 4, 2014 North Florida Research & Education Center – Quincy, Florida Hosted by the Gadsden County Extension Service Agenda: Presiding: Dr. Henry G. Grant, County Extension Director, UF/IFAS, Gadsden County, FL A.M.  (Eastern Standard Time) 8:00 Registration & Coffee 8:15 Opening Remarks: Dr. Nicholas Cumberford, Director, UF/IFAS, North Florida Research …

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