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New Florida immigration law sparks panic in ag

A new immigration law recently signed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is reported to be creating panic in the state's agricultural operations. The new law is expected to produce a wide-ranging impact on a variety... more »

UF students learn growing skills in horticultural sciences teaching garden

Luminous yellow squash, bright red turnips and blooming artichokes are only some of the crops that were grown this spring in University of Florida’s Horticultural Sciences Teaching Garden. The garden is an experiential learning garden... more »

UF researchers develop target spot resistant tomatoes

University of Florida researchers may have found the key to developing tomatoes that can resist the catastrophic target spot of tomato disease. Although it has been around for 50 years, target spot of tomato has... more »

FFVA seeks members of new leadership class

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association is looking for candidates for Class 13 of its Emerging Leader Development Program. The program, administered by the Florida Specialty Crop Foundation, identifies and develops leaders to be strong... more »

G&R Farms debuts new packaging at start of Vidalia Season

season. The moves aim to highlight the premium essence of G&R’s Vidalia onions and support retailers with increased sales. The redesign presents an illustrated and fresh feel donning a striking new color palette, with an... more »

Florida Tomato Committee seeking nominations

The Florida Tomato Committee (FTC) is scheduling a virtual meeting for tomato producers to nominate fellow growers or themselves to serve on the committee. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 10. Committee leaders serve... more »

New approach helps Chill C Farms thwart labor shortages

A southern Georgia grower has found a novel way to help solve his labor headaches. Chill C Farms, a Moultrie, Georgia, grower and shipper of bell peppers, squash, cucumbers, cabbage, eggplant and hot peppers, recruits... more »

Ending farm stress focus of Georgia summit

A recent meeting of Georgia organizations worked to alleviate a web of stressors that press Georgia growers. The March 20 Farm Stress Summit focused on farm family health and wellness, including strategies for enhancing collaborations... more »

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