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Additional farmworker COVID-19 testing efforts set by Florida ag department

Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) are announcing additional COVID-19 testing sites St. Lucie and Miami Dade County for farmworkers as the fall harvest season begins. The product of a partnership with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and... more »

Website allows buyers, sellers to report suspected violations of Tomato Suspension Agreement

The Florida Tomato Exchange recently launched TomatoMonitor.com, which allows individuals and companies in the tomato trade to report suspected violations of the Tomato Suspension Agreement. The new website is an important tool for the industry... more »

University of Florida offers Hydroponic Vegetable Production online course

Hydroponic Vegetable Production, a greenhouse training online course, has been announced by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. According to a  news release, the most requested course by participants of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training program from... more »

Specialty crop block grant recipients announced in North Caroliina

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced the recipients of over $1.25 million in funding from the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The funding will be used for projects that enhance the... more »

Georgia grower celebrates 75 years of G&R Farms

While G&R Farms has expanded and adapted to the demands of clients over the years, its core values are as constant as the Vidalia onions for which it’s known. In 1945, Walter L. Dasher started... more »

New board leaders, members named by Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association has named Aaron Troyer, president of Troyer Brothers in Fort Myers, as its chair for 2020-22. David Hill, president of Southern Hill Farms in Clermont, was named vice chair.... more »

Next class of emerging leaders picked by Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) has selected 13 up-and-coming agriculture industry leaders for Class 10 of our Emerging Leader Development Program for the coming year. According to a news release, Class 10 members... more »

Sensors, drones, AI studied to address crop evapotranspiration

The sight of sprinklers running on a rainy day is not uncommon in Florida. The same goes for seeing landscapes scorched by the sun during one of Florida’s sweltering days when irrigation schedules were left... more »


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