March 2018 e-Newsletter

 

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Headline News | In the Community | FARM RAISED|FARM PROUD | Ag Talk | Commodity Corner | CARES Profile | Calendar of Events | Ag Updates

HEADLINE NEWS

WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE 
The 2018 FFB Women’s Leadership Conference is set for April 5-7 in Tampa. Women across the Sunshine State will celebrate agriculture by visiting local farms, networking and learning about Farm Bureau.  A Damsel in Defense® session will empower and educate women on how to protect themselves and their families.  
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AG SAFETY WEEK
Safety is always a top priority among farmers and ranchers. To recognize the importance of safety in agriculture, March 4-10 has been designated Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week (ASAP).
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COUNTY FARM BUREAU RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION
Broward County Farm Bureau received the American Farm Bureau Federation’s County Activities of Excellence Award for its series of Town Hall Meetings for Ag Classification. The local organization was among 24 County Farm Bureaus recognized at the AFBF Annual Meeting & IDEAg Trade Show in Nashville earlier this year.
FARMERS HELP REDUCE FOOD WASTE
The Florida Food Recovery Program (FFRP) is an initiative of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and helps Florida residents who lack the means to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.
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IN THE COMMUNITY

 

DISTRICT 2

Brenda Gayle Land, center left, makes a presentation of food and beverage pull-tops valued at more than $1,000 to the Tallahassee Ronald McDonald House on behalf of District 2 Farm Bureau members. Standing with her at the Feb. 20 Food Check-Out Week event are Farm Bureau volunteers and Traci Proctor, executive director of the facility.

FARM RAISED | FARM PROUD

ASHLEY COX
Representing District 7 on the Florida Farm Bureau State Women’s Leadership Committee is Ashley Cox. She lives in Indian River County with her husband Cameron, and their two precious Catahoulas, Rory and Delilah.
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AG TALK

JackPayne@ufl.edu 

We’ve all heard the joke about kids thinking their milk doesn’t come from cows, but from the dairy case at the supermarket. Nicole Walker doesn’t think it’s funny. Not even a little bit. She’s devoted her career to connecting kids to agriculture. 
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COMMODITY CORNER

FARM BUREAU CALLS FOR CLARITY ON EXEMPTIONS FOR AGRICULTURAL HAULERS
While again urging the U.S. Department of Transportation to grant agricultural haulers a waiver and limited exemption from the electronic logging device mandate, Farm Bureau in recent comments responded to the department’s efforts to provide clarity to the 150-air mile agricultural commodity exemption and the hours of service regulations.
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CARES PROFILE

Gary Reeder 2016 CARES Recipient
Gary Reeder, Grower and Farm Manager of West Coast Tomatoes, LLC in Duette, was awarded the This Farm CARES designation in 2016 for his row crop BMP Program, including BMPs for seepage irrigation, grass waterways and retention areas.
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PUBLIC POLICY

NATIONAL AFFAIRS
John Walt Boatright, National Affairs Coordinator invites you to Florida Farm Bureau’s Field to the Hill. Registration is open.
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STATE LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS
As we entered the 2018 legislative session in January, one of the main priorities of the Florida Legislature was going to be hurricane relief, recovery and preparation for future storms.
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