FCA News


Jul

01

2020

July 2020 Sweetheart Report

If you did not see in last month’s magazine, we have some amazing county sweethearts this year! They are still studying hard and preparing for the 2020-2021 FCA Sweetheart Competition. This year we have eight lovely contestants who need your support! From Brevard County, we have Miss Sally Kempfer, Clay County has Miss Rachael Wallis, Hardee has Miss Madi McGee, from Highlands County is Miss…

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Jun

01

2020

June 2020 Sweetheart Message

Hello everyone! This just might be my last sweetheart diary and it absolutely breaks my heart. It does not seem like it has been a year since I stood on that stage and accepted my crown. Although I will be able to pass my crown off to the 2020-2021 FCA Sweetheart, I am sad to say it will not be at our annual convention this…

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Jun

01

2020
Lake County CattleWoman, Jodie Covington, was one of the ladies to bring together the Lake County CattleWomen's Association last year.

June 2020 FCW Report

Can’t Get Nothing Done Standing Around” Hello Fellow Cattlemen and CattleWomen, Hope everyone is doing well and hopefully catching some much needed rain. We are all so blessed that everything is starting to return to some normalcy around our great state. This past month, even though we were confined to our ranches, Florida Cattle- Women powered on, accomplishing some very important projects for our association….

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May

21

2020
USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Are you a farmer or rancher whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program will provide direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19. CFAP assistance is available to livestock producers who have an ownership interest in eligible livestock that have suffered a five percent-or-greater price decline as a result of…

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May

05

2020
NCBA Beef Import & Export FAQ

NCBA Beef Import & Export FAQ

May 1, 2020 There has been a lot of conversation about international beef trade this week with the arrival of a shipment of beef from Namibia in the United States. I’ll get to that in a minute, but first it’s important to know that trade is a two- way street and that street accommodates more than just beef. Nearly every product we produce here is…

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May

04

2020

SBA to Accept EIDL Applications for Agricultural Businesses Only

Today SBA announced they have resumed processing EIDL applications that were submitted before the portal stopped accepting new applications on April 15, all of which will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.  Additionally, SBA will begin accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance applications on a limited basis only. At this time, only agricultural business applications will be accepted due to…

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May

01

2020
Harvest time does not wait for a virus to pass, so Sarasota County CattleWoman, LeeAnn Albritton, donned her mask and protective gloves, to sell her families beautiful blueberries to the public.

May FCW Report

Be the GLUE to HOLD this WORLD together Hello Florida Cattlemen and CattleWomen, First off, I hope everyone is SAFE and, HEALTHY during these uncertain times. A great quote from Tony Gaskins, Jr. fits best in this situation we are finding ourselves in at this time: “Have faith through the uncertain times. It’s worked out for you every time before and this time will be…

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Apr

06

2020
COVID 19 Reference Material,  Forms , Frequently Asked Questions

COVID 19 Reference Material, Forms , Frequently Asked Questions

All NCBA COVID 19 response materials can be found at: https://www.ncba.org/coronavirus.aspx Small Business Administration Information -Paycheck Protection Program found at: http://www.sba.gov/paycheckprotection State of Florida Executive Order Frequently Asked Questions Paycheck Protection Program Borrower Application form Paycheck Protection Program Borrower Information Fact Sheet Department of Labor H2A Worker Program Frequently Asked Questions Template Document for Essential Services/Businesses to give to Employees for proof of employment when…

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Apr

01

2020

Sweetheart Diary April 2020

Happy April! February was certainly a busy month for me! I got to spend a large portion of the month at the Florida State Fair! I started off on opening at the Fresh From Florida Breakfast. Many commodities from around the state were able to sample their products. At the Florida Cattlewomen’s Booth, we sampled all beef sausage from a local company called Uncle John’s…

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Mar

02

2020
Becky Finley, Casie Holloway, and Bailey McKendree, participating with Florida Cattlemen, visiting our legislatures, at the annual "Boots on the Hill" day at the Florida Capital, Tallahassee, FL.

FCW Report March 2020

It’s About Loving What You Do “Loving What You Do” now that is the secret to LIFE. If you love what you do, you are asset to your family, community, and mankind. Think about it, your enthusiasm and that smile you are sporting, will be reciprocated back to you, and pretty soon you have the whole room sharing in the love that makes you happy….

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