Six Thousand Points Of Light

By |2020-07-14T09:39:45-04:00July 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The week of June 10, the 29,000 members of Florida FFA and their advisors pulled off an amazing technological achievement while demonstrating responsible behavior for themselves and setting an example for the rest of us at their annual convention. At any given time during the days of meeting by distant virtual communication, as many as [...]

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When Opposing Points of View Can Both Be Right

By |2020-06-17T13:02:09-04:00June 11th, 2020|Agriculture|

Our office began litigating the causes of environmental events, be it by human kind or Mother Nature, in the early 1970s, with no end in sight. Like many of you, other than farmers and cattle folk who can’t stop nature, we’ve been more isolated. We’ve been watching nature on public television and Planet Earth on [...]

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Mike Martin on AgLaw Today

By |2020-05-28T21:40:43-04:00May 27th, 2020|Agriculture, Law|

Checkout our first podcast with Cari Rinker, an agriculture lawyer in the Midwest as host, produced and distributed by Purdue University Agriculture as information for agricultural interests of all types. This podcast introduces Martin Law in a lively discourse between host and guest. More to come on relevant subjects.

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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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Study Identifies Ornamental Plants with Potential to Benefit Bees and Others

By |2016-10-21T16:42:13-04:00October 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

There’s no denying that bees and other insects are vastly important to our lives. From pollinating the bulk of our agriculture crops to benefiting the environment, bees and other beneficial bugs are vital to our way of life. In an effort to protect pollinators like bees and other beneficial insects, one study looked into using [...]

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