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Hurricane Dorian’s impact on Florida agriculture minimal, economist says

One day after Hurricane Dorian crept past Florida’s Atlantic coast, impacts to the state’s agricultural and natural resources-based industries appear to be minimal, according to an economist with the University of Florida Institute of Food... more »

Hurricane Dorian preparation for farms, others urged by USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses in the path of Hurricane Dorian that USDA has programs that provide assistance in the wake of disasters. USDA staff in regional,... more »

West Virginia vegetable growers featured on USDA tour

Eighth-generation Family Roots Farm was recently featured on a promotional roadtrip by the USDA Natural Resources Commission highlighting growers it has worked with. Britney and Hervey-Farris, and family grow a variety of crops on 200... more »

University of Florida researchers close in on a tastier tomato

In their quest for a tastier tomato, University of Florida scientists are finding traits they believe will tempt consumers with flavor that triggers their senses even more. They’re making significant progress on improving the UF-developed... more »

Walton County watermelon is the largest in Georgia 4-H contest

The melon is around five times the weight of your average watermelon and probably heavier than the boy who grew it. Smothers, who is entering his eighth-grade year at George Walton Academy, was one of... more »

Pursue benefits of cover crops in watermelons

Researchers with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture are conducting a series of experimental trials that may help the state’s watermelon growers improve their yields while improving the soil and reducing pest pressure.... more »

Georgia group, United Fresh team up for crisis communication webinars

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association is collaborating with the United Fresh Produce Association’s Recall Ready Team to provide a five-webinar series on Crisis Communications for the produce industry. These 15-20 minute webinars will be available... more »

North Carolina State to be new home for IR-4 research program

A national research program that provides safe and effective pest management solutions to specialty crop growers will be moving to North Carolina State University. The federally funded Interregional Research Project No. 4, or IR-4, conducts the... more »


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