Southeast

White House knocked by Rubio for ignoring harm to fruit, vegetable growers

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., released a statement Sept. 10 after White House Director of the National Economic Council, Brian Deese, touted artificially low fruit and vegetable prices that harm American growers: “In an effort... more »

First North Carolina PSI director is globally recognized ag leader

Adrian Percy, one of the world’s top leaders in the agriculture field, is set to become the first executive director of the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative, a world-class research and innovation effort that is... more »

New dean of UF/IFAS Extension, director of Florida Cooperative Extension named

Andra Johnson, associate director of Penn State Extension, will be the next dean of University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension and director of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, the University of... more »

G&R Farms expands Growing America’s Farmers with new efforts

During the months of May and June, G&R Farms in southeast Georgia partnered with 13 regional and national retail operators throughout the United States to raise nearly $90,000 in scholarship and grant funds for FFA... more »

Florida’s ag industry loses estimated $4B due to ‘unfair’ trade

On Aug. 30, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released its latest report on the impacts of Mexican imports on Florida’s seasonal producers. The report “demonstrates that Florida producers continue to suffer a... more »

North Carolina: Flooded crops cannot be used for human food

Farmers whose crops were flooded by Tropical Storm Fred face not only the prospect of lower yields and loss of quality, but also the reality that those crops cannot be used for human food. “Floodwater... more »

Horticulture technical representative joins BioSafe Systems in Southeast

Devin McCaffrey has joined the BioSafe Systems’ team as a new technical sales Representative for the Horticulture Division. McCaffrey  is in the Raleigh, North Carolina area, and will serve the surrounding regional states including North... more »

Aug. 30 is date for North Carolina agritourism summer tour

A limited number of spaces are still available to attend the upcoming North Carolina Agritourism Networking Association’s Summer Farm Tour Aug. 30. To attend, interested farmers should register as soon as possible online here. The... more »

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