Ag Classification a Privilege, Not a Right

By |2020-05-19T09:20:39-04:00May 19th, 2020|Agriculture|

As native Floridians, we have observed thousands of acres of agricultural lands destroyed by way of development, disease, population explosion, and increased land value. But there is a way to help make agricultural lands more affordable.  The Florida Greenbelt law, enacted in 1959, gives the owner of agricultural lands a property tax break for conducting [...]

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NURSERY VALUE SELECT PILOT CROP INSURANCE REVISIONS

By |2020-04-15T11:23:27-04:00April 15th, 2020|Agriculture|

After years of negotiations between the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) and the USDA’s Risk Management Agency, the brand-new Nursery Value Select (NVS) Pilot policy is ready to launch. The new policy will be offered in many Florida counties this spring. It is imperative that you contact your crop insurance agent immediately regarding [...]

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Investing in the Future of Florida Agriculture

By |2020-03-24T13:15:42-04:00March 24th, 2020|Agriculture|

The future of Florida’s agriculture industry is being secured and shaped in universities throughout the state. At Martin Law Office, we know the value of education, and we feel it’s important to give Florida’s men and women the tools they need to make a change, and to make that change count. That’s why we made [...]

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Florida Ag Finest: Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award Winners

By |2018-11-13T08:52:19-05:00December 5th, 2016|Agriculture|

Each year around April the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) awards the prestigious Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award to three agriculture operations that stand out for their demonstration of “a sustained commitment to conserving Florida’s natural resources and improving our environment.” Florida ag has long known that it holds a stewardship role for the unique environments [...]

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Important Considerations For Establishing New Citrus Groves   

By |2018-11-13T08:52:19-05:00November 16th, 2016|Agriculture|

The incentive programs available for Florida citrus growers looking to replant or renovate their citrus groves are plentiful in Florida. The disease HLB, also known as citrus greening, has devastated Florida’s citrus industry since its detection in 2005, and the latest figures indicate that the Florida citrus industry will need to plant 20 million new [...]

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Florida Bees to Benefit from Pollinator Partnership

By |2016-11-08T22:31:11-05:00November 8th, 2016|Agriculture|

Bees and other pollinators are central to the success of our agriculture industry, so it’s always good news when steps are being taken to help bees and pollinators. Such an example is the recent partnership between The Wildlife Society and the Feed a Bee program, operated by life-science group Bayer: Science for A Better Life, that [...]

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The Optimism of the Initial Citrus Forecast for Florida

By |2016-10-25T15:39:36-04:00October 15th, 2016|Agriculture, Business|

The latest citrus forecast issued by the USDA was released October 12th, and it included a few surprises. Make no mistake, the Florida citrus industry needs help, and the initial citrus forecast showed that. However, it did offer a few rays of hope for the future of the Florida citrus industry. […]

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Hurricane Matthew Gives Florida Citrus Industry a Pass

By |2016-10-11T22:23:29-04:00October 11th, 2016|Agriculture, Community|

Hurricane Matthew threatened the state of Florida with category 3 and 4 hurricane-level winds during the first week of October, adding salt to the Florida citrus industry wound that is citrus greening. The storm had the potential to cause devastation on a grand scale to the state’s citizens and infrastructure.  Florida’s citrus industry feared the [...]

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Safety and Downed Power Lines After a Storm

By |2016-10-08T10:45:45-04:00October 8th, 2016|Agriculture, Community|

Thankfully Hurricane Matthew didn’t bring the level of devastation it was capable of, but it did leave many people without power. It’s a good time to review safety around the downed power lines and electrical wires that are likely all over the east coast of Florida. Following hurricane protocol, you hopefully unplugged any electrical equipment [...]

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Growers Find Ally in Emergency Citrus Disease Response Act

By |2018-11-13T08:52:19-05:00September 29th, 2016|Agriculture, Law|

Florida’s citrus industry is in dire need of a turnaround, so the passage of the Emergency Citrus Disease Response Act is the best of news. It’s the latest in a line of news items that seem as if the Florida citrus industry may be on the brink of a welcome improvement. […]

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