Florida CARES Nominations and Fuel Prices Remain Steady
**Nominations for the 2022 CARES award are open until May 15th.
Florida Farm Bureau has implemented a new nomination process for its County Alliance for Responsible Environmental Stewardship (CARES) program.
For more than two decades, the CARES program has recognized farmers and ranchers who demonstrate exemplary environmental stewardship to protect Florida’s natural resources.
For questions regarding the nomination process, go to ThisFarmCares@ffbf.org
**The Biden-Harris Administration submitted the President’s budget for fiscal year 2023.
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says it "provides USDA with the tools needed to support a vibrant, revitalized, and prosperous rural America."
The budget proposes $1.1 billion to address climate change across private, working agricultural land.
Biden also proposes $1 billion to support ag producers and landowners to undertake conservation and climate-smart practices.
**After a storm of surging fuel prices followed by a week of decline, the national average is virtually unchanged from a week ago, declining just tenths of a penny to $4.23 per gallon.
The national average is up 62.4 cents from a month ago and $1.38 per gallon higher than a year ago.
The national average for diesel is up 8.2 cents from last week at $5.12 per gallon.
GasBuddy’s Patrick De Hann says, “there’s no telling what’s around the corner as the volatility in oil prices persists.”