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Category: Farm Management

What does the Clean Waterways Act mean for Florida’s agricultural producers?

What is the Clean Waterways Act? On June 30, the Clean Waterways Act, Senate Bill (SB) 712, was signed into law. The intention of this act is to aid in water conservation and protect water quality in Florida…. Read More

UF research: Recycle phosphorus before it goes into public waters – and save millions

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Recycle phosphorus while it’s still on the farm, and you can help prevent the nutrient from flowing downstream — where it could pollute water bodies — says a University of Florida scientist. Reusing phosphorus using… Read More

2018 Farm Bill Programs

Do you farm or ranch and want to make improvements to the land that you own or lease? The 2018 Farm Bill, enacted December 20, 2018, includes many programs to support conservation efforts for farmers and ranchers across the… Read More

Sixth-generation farmer uses best management practices to take care of land

By Kelly Aue LIVE OAK, Fla. — As a sixth-generation farmer in Columbia County, Matt Dicks uses Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) to manage his family’s farm, Price Creek Cattle Company. “For farmers to stay in business, they… Read More

UF/IFAS engineer earns national honor for work in microirrigation

With his compact-bed geometry design, Sanjay Shukla has helped farmers around the world save on water, fertilizer and money. In Shukla’s design, taller, narrower beds of soil replace shorter, wider ones. Current beds tend to be 3-feet wide… Read More

Keeping Farm & Landscape Workers Safe: Information Employers Need to Share with Employees

This blog is part of a series focused on keeping agricultural and green industry employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Other blogs in the series cover steps employers can take to protect employees and what to do if… Read More

Keeping Farm & Landscape Workers Safe: Steps Employers Can Take to Protect Workers

This blog is part of a series focused on keeping agricultural and green industry employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Other blogs in the series cover information employers need to share with employees and what to do if… Read More

Keeping Farm & Landscape Workers Safe: When Employees are Sick or Exposed to COVID-19

This blog is part of a series focused on keeping agricultural and green industry employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Other blogs in the series cover information employers need to share with employees and steps employers can take… Read More

Employer Tax Credit Can Cover 100% of Employee COVID-19 Paid Leave

Did you know eligible employers can receive a 100% refundable tax credit for every dollar of paid leave (plus the employer’s health insurance premiums during leave) provided to employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)?  Helping… Read More

Weed Science Wednesday: Use of Glyphosate and Herbicide Alternatives for Weed Control in Florida Landscape Planting Beds

There is a growing controversy over potential health risks associated with the herbicide glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp®. Following extensive study, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with many other agencies, has maintained its findings… Read More