Florida Forestry Association Annual Meeting/ Florida Timber Commodity

See the details of The Florida Forestry Association’s Annual Meeting, and some statistics on Florida’s forest industry.

If you’re in the Florida timber industry, chances are you’re heading over to the Florida Forestry Association’s Annual Meeting in Sandestin, Florida, at the end of August. Slated for Tuesday, August 29th through Thursday, August 31st, the event will give those in the timber business in Florida the chance to get together, see the latest innovations at the coinciding trade show, and examine important industry topics. Get a sneak peek at what this year’s Florida Forestry Association’s Annual Meeting will include, as well as take a look at Florida’s timber industry, below.
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Ag Banking at the ABA National Ag Bankers Conference in Indianapolis

Explore the ag banking topics that will be presented at the ABA National Ag Bankers Conference in Indianapolis this November 14th to the 16th, including the workshop where AgAmerica’s President/CEO, Brian Philpot, is a panelist.

Agriculture is at a crossroads, according to the American Bankers’ Association (ABA), and strategies in ag banking for the road ahead will be the focus of this year’s ABA National Ag Bankers Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Set for November 14th to the 16th, the conference will feature over 40 hours of relevant content exploring important topics such as risk management, new credit and restructuring options, working smarter, and commodity updates. The ABA maintains that it will ready participants for the next cycle in ag banking. Explore an overview of the ag banking topics to be offered below.Read More

What’s happening at AgAmerica this Arbor Day?

Whether growing a crop or raising livestock, farmers and ranchers have long acted as stewards of the land. It’s the love of the land that joins agriculture and conservationists together on the same side of the battle against global climate change, pollution, loss of habitat, and more. Arbor Day pays homage to that love of the land by spotlighting the vital importance of trees. The Arbor Day Foundation’s mission to continually educate people on the wonder of trees and to encourage the planting of trees is one that lasts all year.

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Ag Across America: What’s Happening With the Citrus and Timber Industries?

The Citrus Industry:

American citrus is still experiencing the harmful effects of Huanglongbing (HLB), or citrus greening. The bacterial disease causes trees to yield green and oddly shaped fruit before eventually dying altogether. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that the 2014-15 Florida orange crop will yield 96.4 million boxes of fruit, roughly 100 million less boxes than in 2013-2014. Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam blames citrus greening.

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