Southeast

‘Destructive effects’ of Mexican imports on Florida ag shown in UF/IFAS study

A new economic analysis conducted by a University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) team has confirmed that Mexican imports have significantly harmed fruit and vegetable producers in the Sunshine State. A steadily... more »

Open houses highlight sustainable agriculture research at UGA

The University of Georgia (UGA) is a hub for research that will shape farms tomorrow, and northeast Georgians will get a sneak peek at the future of farming at two farm tour open houses this... more »

Georgia watermelon season kicks off with ‘quality’ crop

Sweet, refreshing Georgia watermelon is in a store near you. The 2019 watermelon crop is expected to have the crisp, sweet flavor and high quality unique to Georgia watermelon.  Georgia growers report that after two... more »

Georgia growers need to apply fungicides to curb downy mildew disease

Georgia vegetable farmers should be on alert as downy mildew disease has been spotted in at least three southern Georgia counties this spring. Additional counties could follow as weather conditions remained favorable for the disease... more »

Grimmway Farms expands Southeast operations

Bakersfield, California-based Grimmway Farms, a large producer of carrots and the nation’s largest producer of organic vegetables, announced June 3 that it has acquired the southern Georgia and north Florida processing facilities and assets of... more »

Researchers identify the genetic underpinnings of modern tomato

It’s summer, and Georgia gardeners are anxiously awaiting their first tomato harvest. Just in time for those first tomato sandwiches, researchers at the University of Georgia have helped unlock the mystery of what separates today’s... more »

Dallas Fresh Food Association, Robinson Fresh donate salad bar to school

The Dallas Fresh Food Association hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 21, 2019, to donate a salad bar to Faith Family Academy-Oak Cliff, a local school in Dallas. The salad bar will ensure the students... more »

University of Georgia study on USMCA disputed by Sonny Perdue

United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has written the following op-ed to voice displeasure with a recent University of Georgia study that found the new United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement would cost some Georgia vegetable... more »


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