Southeast

Produce industry veteran Carl Ream dies

Carl Vincent Ream, 64, a resident of Naples, Florida for the past 22 years, died Thursday, April 30, 2020 in Naples. Ream, a veteran in the produce industry brought... more »

USDA official J. Scott Angle to lead UF/IFAS

The University of Florida has named J. Scott Angle, director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, to lead the university’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) into the... more »

Report: Coronavirus creates glut for Georgia vegetable growers

Cows are munching down zucchini, yellow squash and cabbage that Southern Valley Fruit and Vegetable farms grew and picked for restaurants and other institutions. According to a May 3 story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC),... more »

Servicemen, veterans linked to Mississippi ag jobs with FARM Corps

Mississippi State University Extension is helping U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly, R-Tupelo, and other partners in launching a new FARM Corps program to connect furloughed or unemployed veterans and members of the National Guard, Reserve and... more »

USDA destroying flowers to eradicate Ralstonia bacteria

Federal officials are working with greenhouses in 39 states to destroy infected pink geraniums and prevent an invasive bacterium from infecting vegetable crops. USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently confirmed a Ralstonia... more »

Consumers connected with farms in southwest Florida with new website

Southwest Florida agricultural producers are encouraged to become familiar with the new “SWFL Fresh” brand website, which is one step closer to becoming live. Following is an update from Jessica Mendes Ryals, sustainable food systems agent... more »

Help for farms comes from Georgia Department of Agriculture, UGA

Georgia farmers and agricultural producers eager to sell abundant supplies of fresh produce and other products are being connected with consumers and other buyers who need their products through a new partnership between University of... more »

UF weather alert website for farms now mobile-friendly, among other updates

The Florida Automated Weather Network, a University of Florida-operated service aiding agricultural decision-makers statewide since 1997, just relaunched its website with a new look and additional user-focused features. “Our main goal in revamping the site... more »


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