Category: News

Establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program

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

2020 Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage (PRF) Changes

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

NASS suspends data collection for Honey Bee Colonies survey

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

Sulfoxaflor – EPA Updates

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

March – April Index

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

Florida Orange crop holds steady, grapefruit down slightly

March 8, 2019 Florida Department of Citrus BARTOW, Fla. – Florida Orange production was projected to hold steady with previous estimates while Florida Grapefruit production dipped slightly in the March U.S. Department of Agriculture crop forecast. Both figures remain well

November/December Rainfall Index

The official numbers for the November/December Rainfall index 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 November/December Interval are linked below. Nov-Dec 18

2020 Citrus Update

Here are the updates to the 2020 Citrus Fruit and Florida Fruit Tree Crop Year: Lemon: Now available in 8 Counties.  Newly added counties include:Collier, Glades, Hardee, Indian River, Polk, St. Lucie. Lemon Tree: Now available in 8 Counties.  Newly added

Disaster Assistance

Florida suffered major crop losses as a result of hurricane Irma in September of 2017. In response to these major losses the USDA, working directly with the Florida Department of Agriculture, created two disaster relief programs to aide in the

Let Us Help You with WHIP and Block Grants

The 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP) is providing disaster payments to agricultural producers to offset losses from hurricanes and wildfires during 2017.  The funds – up to $2.36 billion – are available through the new program. 2017