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Farm City Week 2021 Celebrate Partnerships Between Farmers and Their Community

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Farm City Week celebrates a week and a half prior to Thanksgiving: Nov. 8-20, 2021. The 2021 theme is “Agriculture: Pathways to Preservation.  This week’s celebration recognizes the beneficial partnerships between rural and urban communities that… Read More

Hurricane Season Begins: Federal Program Protects Public Safety

Hurricane Season Begins Federal Program Protects Public Safety GAINESVILLE, Fla., June 1, 2021 — Hurricane season officially begins today and the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) may be able to help if your area suffers damage from a… Read More

USDA Announces Signup for Conservation Stewardship Program

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GAINESVILLE, Fla., Feb. 25, 2021 — The application deadline for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is March 26 for fiscal year 2021. Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service helps agricultural producers and forest landowners earn payments… Read More

2021 Manasota Regional Envirothon

The annual Manasota Regional Envirothon looked a bit different this year. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held virtually to provide a safe environment for the students to compete. Although we missed… Read More

Assistance Helps Farmers and Ranchers Conserve Natural Resources

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Contact: Israel Vega 941.907.0011 ext. 3143 Application deadline for financial assistance is Nov. 20 GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 8, 2020 — Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until Nov. 20 for financial and technical assistance… Read More

2018 Farm Bill Programs

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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… Read More

Soil Health: The Key to Successful Agriculture

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Over the years, farmers have tried many tactics to improve their crop yields, including fertilizer, pesticides, and herbicides. All these methods are costly and must be applied in very specific amounts to optimize growth, which… Read More