Southeast

New south Florida USDA inspection dock opened by Crowley Logistics

Crowley Logistics recently expanded its on-terminal, perishables handling capabilities by constructing a new USDA inspection dock in Port Everglades, Fla. The new $1.6 million dock has capacity for 80 refrigerated (reefer) containers, more than double... more »

Food supply chain, consumer habits sorted out as store shelves empty

While all industries have been seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, food and agriculture have been among the hardest hit segments of the U.S. economy. The primary reason lies in the composition of household food expenditures.... more »

COVID-19’s impacting the entire food supply chain

Much has been recently written about our nation’s food supply and consumer hoarding. I will not repeat what has been said, but rather offer additional perspectives during this trying time. This subject could be examined from... more »

Lipman Family Farms marks Huron move, names Danner as general manager

At the two-year anniversary mark of Immokalee, Florida-based Lipman Family Farms’ acquisition of the greenhouse grower Huron Produce, the company has promoted Marc Danner as the general manager of protected agriculture. ... more »

Getting food from farms to customers helped by UF/IFAS Extension

As the novel coronavirus disrupts the usual methods to deliver food from farms to consumers, University of Florida UF/IFAS Extension agents are helping connect growers with customers. Two such specialists are Sarah Bostick, an agriculture... more »

Employees, churches, healthcare providers, food banks aided by US Sugar

As part of its ongoing local response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Sugar announced April 8 it is contributing nearly 1,000 crates, or the equivalent of 120,000 servings of fresh, locally and American-grown green... more »

Florida specialty crop operators hit hard by virus impact, agent says

Gene McAvoy, regional vegetable Extension agent IV emeritus with University of Florida UF/IFAS, shared the following synopsis of conditions in south Florida for specialty crop growers impacted by the coronavirus challenges. “Up to the end... more »

With crops in the ground, Florida watermelon growers face uncertainty

Today, as fruit and vegetable farmers in south Florida decide what to do with produce once destined for now-closed schools and restaurants, watermelon farmers in north Florida have recently finished planting their crop. Given the... more »


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