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USDA withdraws proposed changes to the handling rules for Florida tomatoes

The USDA is withdrawing a proposal that would have revised the handling requirements under the federal marketing order for tomatoes grown in Florida. After receiving feedback from industry stakeholders, USDA determined there is insufficient support... more »

Solving food insecurity through urban ‘Micro Farms’ pursued

Virginia State University is a leader in urban agriculture in Virginia and will help the nation in addressing food insecurity with a $600,000 grant to explore micro farms as a potential solution to food deserts... more »

Louisiana State University AgCenter forum focuses on healthy soil

The soil that supports crops and lies beneath our feet was the main topic of a soil health forum held at the Louisiana State University AgCenter Northeast Research Station March 17. The forum was supported... more »

UF researchers identify crop-destroying nematodes with AI

Parasitic nematodes cause $125 billion in agricultural damage around the world each year, but  University of Florida scientists hope to alleviate some of that destruction. To do so, UF researchers will use artificial intelligence (AI) to... more »

Plant petiole sap testing for vegetable crops outlined

Various nitrate and potassium "quick-test" kits for vegetable plant sap-testing have been calibrated for use on Florida vegetables. The objective has been to find a system that growers can use in the field to help... more »

Employer expenses for quarantined farmworkers covered in North Carolina

North Carolina employers that have farmworkers with valid H-2A visas who must be quarantined during the 2021 growing season due to COVID-19 will be able to apply for assistance to offset quarantine expenses. A total... more »

University of Florida’s J. Scott Angle shares clean water success story

Rick Roth doesn’t look to regulation as the guide for how to use fertilizer. He looks first to science. He and his fellow Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) farmers... more »

AI technology to breed better-tasting strawberries pursued by UF scientists

A tastier strawberry may come from a computer. New University of Florida research shows artificial intelligence can help scientists breed more flavor into the fruit. Consumer panels are the tried-and-true method for UF researchers to... more »

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Wagner Farms thrives after focusing on sustainability

Penn State student farm evolves

Consumers seek information about sustainability

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Great Lakes EXPO is back to in-person event

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Normalcy elusive as farm operations press on

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