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Results of the 2020 Hastings pumpkin variety trial shared

It’s been many years since we have offered demonstrations on pumpkin varieties at UF/IFAS HAEC (Hastings Agriculture and Extension Center). A few years ago, our local ag inspector and I were having a chat about the... more »

Nick Place moves on from University of Florida as he heads for Georgia

December is a month of transitions. As the calendar winds down to the all-too-brief holiday break, we’re busily finishing the year’s tasks and setting new goals for the coming year. 2020 has been an especially... more »

Election impact on agricultural law, policy focus of Jan. 13 webinar

The results of the 2020 elections have led to changes that could be historically significant for U.S. agriculture. To give some clarity on what these changes could mean, the National Agricultural Law Center is hosting... more »

Ark Foods debuts new purple bell pepper grown ‘at scale’

Brooklyn, New York-based Ark Foods says its new, purple-colored varietal will challenge what grocery shoppers think of when they hear of “bell peppers.” The new pepper variety was grown originally for Whole Foods Market Florida,... more »

Dan Duda to retire as CEO of Duda Farm Fresh Foods

Dan Duda, CEO and former president of Duda Farm Fresh Foods, will retire after 40 years from the six-generation family owned company based ind Oviedo, Florida, effective Dec. 31. Dan’s brother and fourth-generation family member, Sammy... more »

Safety program for produce growers set by LSU, state

The LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry are developing an information program on water testing and management to help specialty crop growers meet federal and market-driven requirements. Led by Allison Dumas, LDAF... more »

Virtual format set for Georgia Ag Forecast on Jan. 29

Economists from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) will discuss the effects of COVID-19 on farming, highlight agritourism impacts in the state, and give a forecast of top commodities for... more »

Getting to the bottom of blossom-end rot

Home gardeners and commercial farmers alike can attest to the disappointment of seeing a beautiful tomato ripening on a vine, only to discover that the fruit has dark, sunken pits at the blossom end of... more »


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