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AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.ACTION: Interim final rule with request for comments. SUMMARY: This rule establishes a new part specifying the rules and regulations to produce  hemp. This action is mandated by the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, which amended …

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RMA released changes to the Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage Rainfall Index Plan of Insurance for the 2020 crop year via PM-19-049 on August 30, 2019. A summary of the 2020 changes is shown below:• Updated 2020 Crop Provisions, Basic Provisions …

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From the USDA-ARS Grazinglands Research Laboratory and Southern Plains Climate Hub…   Intense precipitation is a mixed blessing for agricultural producers. Depending on its timing, severity, and the antecedent environmental conditions, it can bring much needed relief from droughts and strengthen …

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Issued July 1, 2019 by the Agricultural Statistics Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s, National Agricultural Statistics Service.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will not collect quarterly data this July for the annual Honey …

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What is Sulfaxaflor? Sulfoxaflor is a sulfoximine, a newer insecticide class that was first registered by EPA in 2013. It is effective against pests that are becoming resistant to carbamate, neonicotinoid, organophosphate and pyrethroid insecticides. Sulfoxaflor is an important and …

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Great Information from UF/IFAS on Hurricane Preparedness https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ch178 

Florida Department of Agriculture has announced a pest alert for the Lebbeck Mealybug. This is an agricultural pest in many parts of the world on a variety of agricultural crops. In Florida, citrus, cotton, ornamentals and tropical plants would all …

Citrus/Plant Industry Pest Alert – Lebbeck Mealybug; Grower’s Meeting Read More »

The official rainfall index numbers for the March – April have been released. If there are any questions please contact us. For our current policy holders, counties and grids with an active interval during the March – April Interval are …

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