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Finalists named in Florida Farm Bureau’s farmer, rancher awards

The finalists have been selected for Florida Farm Bureau's 2020 Achievement in Agriculture, Excellence in Agriculture and Discussion Meet awards. According to a news release, the awards honor young farmers and ranchers between the ages... more »

Expanded production of UF/IFAS-bred strawberries sought internationally

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences -bred strawberries are grown in over 70 countries across six continents. One of those countries, Egypt, ranks among the top strawberry-producing nations in the world. So, it... more »

Pairwise’s leafy greens move closer to market

Bitter,” “peppery,” perhaps even “fiery.” Take a bite of mustard greens that are available at your grocery store today and these might be the adjectives that come to mind. Scientists at Pairwise, a food tech company... more »

Free legal assistance for Florida farmworkers available through hotline

Farmworkers across the state can now call a toll-free number, 1-844-44FARMWORKERS (OR 1-844-443-2769) to get free legal assistance with issues on the rise because of the COVID-19 crisis. Florida Rural Legal Services (FRLS), a non-profit law firm,... more »

Mexican import impact stressed by Georgia specialty crop interests

Georgia Fruit and Vegetable producers joined Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, GFVGA, Executive Director Charles Hall Aug. 20 to testify before U.S. trade officials about the crisis Georgia farmers are facing because of a... more »

Florida grower Dustin Grooms named Veteran of the Month by ag commissioner

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried has named Staff Sgt. Dustin Grooms, a fourth-generation farmer and manager of a family-owned strawberry farm in Plant City, as the August selection for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Veteran... more »

AI detects powdery mildew early so growers can manage disease in squash

Plant detectives and engineers from the University of Florida are using artificial intelligence to find a disease early so growers who produce summer squash can keep it under control. Early detection gives farmers a fighting... more »

Harm from Mexican trade cited by Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association, growers

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association and a group of Florida growers told U.S. trade officials Aug. 13 that the state’s produce industry is in crisis and called for timely relief from the devastating effects... more »


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