Alabama Citrus Ready for Holidays and Land Transfer Navigation Program

Alabama Citrus Ready for Holidays and Land Transfer Navigation Program

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**Fresh citrus is ripe for the picking, just in time for holiday merrymaking. reports, Alabama citrus growers begin harvesting in late fall and continue through early winter.

Mallory Kelley, an Alabama Cooperative Extension agent, says it’s a busy time for backyard citrus growers, too.

The U.S. citrus belt spans from California to along the Gulf Coast and into Florida, the USDA’s hardiness zones eight to 10.

**The National Corn Growers Association joined 57 groups in urging the International Trade Commission to consider the impacts tariffs on Moroccan fertilizer are having on farms.

The concerns were expressed in a letter that states, rising prices for fertilizer inputs have strained America’s farmers and ranchers and impacted availability for this critical component of nutrient and yield management.

It adds, without predictable options to source these products, farmers will struggle.

**Working in partnership with land protection leaders across the country, American Farmland Trust announced a new “Land Transfer Navigators” program.

It’s a partnership with the Natural Resource Conservation Service that will help existing farmers and landowners retire with confidence and help new, beginning, and underserved farmers gain secure, equitable land access.

Nearly 300 million acres of American farmland are expected to change hands in the next 20 years.

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