By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Sometime taking the low road can have some real advantages. Granted, flying under the radar or being a bottom feeder does have certain negative implications when it comes to a public… Read More
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) rescinded the labeling standard for grass-fed meat on January 12, 2016 in a Federal Register notice. The posting states “AMS has determined that certain services do not fit within… Read More
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There is still time to sign up for the USDA’s Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). This program was enacted as part of the 2014 Farm Bill and provides retroactive authority to cover eligible livestock losses back to October 1,… Read More
The long awaited Limited Poultry and Egg Farm Operation rule has been adopted. The initial efforts to change the regulations began in 2010. This rule establishes the regulatory parameters for a farm based food establishment. It is limited… Read More
Weeks of consistent above normal rains have filled farm ponds, ditches, swamps and anything else which will hold water. While this is a positive trend for the water table and minimized, if not eliminates, the need for irrigation,… Read More
By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Tropical Storm Debby is headed out to sea, but the many problems she caused are still here. One of particular concern to livestock owners is foot rot. It is a frequent… Read More