Tag Archive: Support

Cotton Marketing News: Prices Weaker But Remain Above Support

According to the latest USDA Crop Progress report, the US cotton crop was 63 percent planted as of May 28th—essentially at the average for that date.  In the Southeast, planting progress is at a normal level with exception of North Carolina and Virginia being behind 10-12 percentage points.  In the Mid-South, planting is mostly ahead …

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Friday Funny: Newlywed Tech Support

A young farmer married his high school sweetheart and moved her from the city to live with him out on the family farm.  At first life was good.  She busied herself turning their house into their home.  Overtime her loneliness started getting the best of her.  She complained, “Honey, you work long hours all summer, …

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4-H Goes “Purple” to Show Support to Military Families

Most people think of the color green when they think of 4-H, but on April 10th, 4-H youth and volunteers in Florida will be sporting the color purple to show support for our military families.  When we think of honoring our military, we often think of Memorial Day and Veterans Day.  Did you know there is …

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Have You Decided Which Commodity Support Program to Elect?

John VanSickle, Rod Clouser, Marina Arouca, UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department The 2014 Farm Bill introduced changes to farm commodity programs.  The safety net is now composed of two new programs, Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC).  The Direct and Counter-­Cyclical Program (DCP), the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program (SURE), and the …

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Support Farmers, Buy Local

Consumers worldwide are rediscovering the benefits of buying locally grown food. However, this notion is not necessarily new. Farmers have been making their freshly produced wares available at local locations for years. So, why should anyone buy local?  Local produce is considered fresher, tastier, and more nutritious. Studies have shown that fresh produce loses nutrients quickly during transportation. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/12/support-farmers-buy-local/