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Gene Akins awarded Florida Tomato Man of the Year

Gene Akins of Catalytic Generators was announced Florida Tomato Man of the Year at the annual Florida Tomato Committee Conference Oct. 4, 2019. Board members of the Florida Tomato... more »

Virus in Mexican tomatoes concerns Florida

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is issuing an alert regarding a virus found in Mexican tomatoes imported into Florida and potentially other U.S. states. ToBRFV, the tomato brown rugose fruit virus,... more »

Inductees for Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame announced

Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried and the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Foundation announced Oct. 8 the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees for 2020. The induction ceremony will be held at the Florida State Fair’s Agricultural Hall of Fame Banquet... more »

Help for farmers suffering from mental stress offered in Florida

When some people think of a farmer, they conjure an image of a stoic, tough-as-nails figure – one who can cope with any hardship. But that’s not always the case, particularly when cold, heat, drought,... more »

Vidalia Onion marketing referendum ballots go out

Vidalia onion growers this month with vote whether or not to continue their federal marketing order. The U.S. Department of Agriculture will conduct a referendum Oct. 7–28, 2019, for Vidalia onion growers, according to a... more »

Awards presented at Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association conference

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association's 76th annual conference at The Breakers in Palm Beach drew record attendance with a crowd of 485. “This is our 76th year of service to the agricultural industry,” said... more »

GPR buys Sunshine Growers’ facility for large hemp-dedicated nursery

Green Point Research has finalized its purchase of Sunshine Growers, a 30-acre nursery in Fort Meade, Florida, creating one of the largest hemp-dedicated nurseries in the United States. "We plan to move our seed production... more »

Beneficial biodiversity on farms studied by new UGA entomologist

Bill Snyder, the newest researcher to join the University of Georgia Department of Entomology, is looking forward to working with the wide diversity of soils, climates and cropping systems in the Southeastern U.S. He joined... more »


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