A unique new sponsor targeting Florida citrus growers will result in broadcast “from location” in Italy
The annual October citrus crop forecast from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will be broadcast live for the 22nd consecutive year, at noon on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, on the Southeast AgNet Radio Network and online at www.SoutheastAgNet.com, www.AgNetWest.com and www.CitrusIndustry.net.
As concern grows about Florida citrus crop declines, growers, industry leaders and newsmakers from around the state are expected to gather in unprecedented numbers to hear this broadcast together as it goes public. Several citrus organizations will host members at Baxter Troutman’s Dark Hammock Legacy Ranch near Lake Placid. Troutman also owns Labor Solutions.com, a long-time broadcast sponsor.
A new premier sponsor for this crop forecast coverage series, OnlyMoso USA, will host AgNet’s Gary Cooper to anchor the broadcast from a related bamboo business headquarters in Italy, which has close ties to OnlyMoso USA, a U.S. corporation with offices in South Florida. AgNet Media News Director Sabrina Hill will co-anchor the broadcast from the ranch event. Hill lives in California and has been the primary anchor for AgNet West radio programming there since 2012.
OnlyMoso USA officials say the company offers smaller acreage citrus growers in particular strong profit opportunities in an internationally proven $60 billion green industry. Products from certain species of giant bamboo continue to evolve into many areas, including food, wood, building materials and other “green” product lines, some in high demand globally. Approximately 3,000 acres of this type of bamboo have been growing in Italy for more than two years. Cooper hopes to report back about what he sees as Italian bamboo farmers expect their first partial harvest next spring. For more information from an OnlyMoso representative local to Florida’s citrus region, contact Debbi Fultz at 877-204-5680, ext 712.
Stay tuned to the citrus news category at www.SoutheastAgNet.com in coming days for a website audio stream test and the annual printable fill-in-the-blank chart with historical crop forecast records for several previous years. Southeast AgNet’s Florida radio stations invited to air this exclusive live report are below. Listeners are encouraged to contact these stations in advance for confirmation:
STATION REGION DIAL PHONE
WLKF-AM Lakeland 1430 863-682-8184
WMEL-AM Cocoa 1300 321-241-1060
WOCA-AM Ocala 1370 352-732-8000
WOCA-FM Ocala 96.7 352-732-8000
WPSL-AM Port Saint Lucie 1590 772-340-1590
WSTU -AM Stuart 1450 772-340-1590
WWOJ-FM Sebring 99.1 863-382-9999
WWTK-AM Lake Placid 730 863-382-9999
THANK YOU to our LIVE Citrus Crop Forecast Coverage Sponsors!
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