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Dr. Jack Payne’s Personal Comment: A land-grant president for UF

By Jack Payne The selection of Dr. W. Kent Fuchs (pronounced “Fox”) as the next president of the University of Florida should be cause for celebration for anyone who cares about Florida agriculture and natural resources. I’ll confess, I had some initial apprehension about whether an electrical engineer would be properly attuned to the importance …

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Personal Comment: A land-grant president for UF

By Jack Payne The selection of Dr. W. Kent Fuchs (pronounced “Fox”) as the next president of the University of Florida should be cause for celebration for anyone who cares about Florida agriculture and natural resources. I’ll confess, I had some initial apprehension about whether an electrical engineer would be properly attuned to the importance …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/31/personal-comment-a-land-grant-president-for-uf/

Comment Period Open for Changes in Ag Worker Protection Standard

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced proposed changes to the agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS). The purpose is to improve protection from pesticide exposure for the country’s two million agricultural workers and their families. Important! EPA is currently taking comments on the proposed changes. The comment period ends June 17, 2014.  These remarks …

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Comment Deadline November 15 for Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

Local vegetables offered for sale. Image Credit Matthew Orwat The comment period for proposed FDA food safety regulations as mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is rapidly closing. November 15 is the deadline. Panhandle fruit and vegetable growers and processors both large and small need to be aware of and comment on any proposed changes. …

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