Local farmers honored for environmental leadership

Download Press Release (PDF) Gainesville, Fla. –  Nineteen Suwannee River Basin agriculturists will be recognized for their exceptional natural resource stewardship with a County Alliance for Responsible Environmental Stewardship (CARES) award during a dinner  on June 27. The event will be held at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center – Suwannee Valley in Live Oak, beginning at 6:00 …

Update from the Office of Agricultural Water Policy (OAWP)

Agriculture Industry Accomplishments to date include: Almost 3 million acres of Ag lands statewide are now enrolled in BMP programs 826,840 acres of Ag lands were enrolled in BMP programs in FY 2010-11 Results of the OAWP’s BMP Implementation Assurance program to follow up on the operation and maintenance of BMP showed that:  vegetable and row crop growers who responded …

Northern Everglades farmers receive accolades for environmental stewardship

(OKEECHOBEE, Fla.) – Twenty-nine farmers were honored for their environmental stewardship Thursday at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center. The owners of the agricultural operations were recognized by Florida Farm Bureau’s County Alliance for Responsible Environmental Stewardship (CARES) program for their outstanding efforts in implementing Best Management Practices (BMPs). Rep. Denise Grimsley hosted the event along with Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles …

Indian River citrus growers receive accolades for environmental stewardship

Ft. Pierce, Fla. – Six citrus growers were honored for their environmental stewardship Wednesday at the Indian River Citrus Seminar. Shinn Groves, Golden River Fruit Company, The Florida Research Center, Sunrise Citrus Partners, Latt Maxy Corporation and Cassens Grove Service were all recognized by Florida Farm Bureau’s County Alliance for Responsible Environmental Stewardship (CARES) program for their outstanding efforts in …