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Agriculture Technology Campus establishing 1,000-acre operation in South Carolina

Agriculture Technology Campus, a joint venture project between Mastronardi, Clear Water Farms, LiDestri Food and Drink and GEM Opportunity Zone Fund, announced plans to establish a state-of-the-art 1,000-acre agriculture technology campus in Hampton County, South Carolina. The combined $314... more »

UF/IFAS faculty uses $141M to improve sweet corn, pursue other research

Scientists at UF/IFAS are using this year’s allotment of $141 million in research funding to develop better sweet corn, improve cow-calf breeding, make further progress toward controlling citrus greening disease and more. Robert Gilbert, dean... more »

Sweet onion grower G&R Farms hires director of operations

Sweet onion grower G&R Farms recently hired Jon Dorminey as its director of operations. In his new job, Dorminey will be responsible for long-range planning, cost analysis, revamping policies and... more »

Florida ag interests emphasize farmworkers during COVID-19

Over the next month, thousands of migrant and seasonal farmworkers will be returning to Florida, harvesting and packing the fall produce critical to our food supply. It’s critically important that when these workers arrive, they... more »

Finalists named in Florida Farm Bureau’s farmer, rancher awards

The finalists have been selected for Florida Farm Bureau's 2020 Achievement in Agriculture, Excellence in Agriculture and Discussion Meet awards. According to a news release, the awards honor young farmers and ranchers between the ages... more »

Expanded production of UF/IFAS-bred strawberries sought internationally

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences -bred strawberries are grown in over 70 countries across six continents. One of those countries, Egypt, ranks among the top strawberry-producing nations in the world. So, it... more »

Pairwise’s leafy greens move closer to market

Bitter,” “peppery,” perhaps even “fiery.” Take a bite of mustard greens that are available at your grocery store today and these might be the adjectives that come to mind. Scientists at Pairwise, a food tech company... more »

Free legal assistance for Florida farmworkers available through hotline

Farmworkers across the state can now call a toll-free number, 1-844-44FARMWORKERS (OR 1-844-443-2769) to get free legal assistance with issues on the rise because of the COVID-19 crisis. Florida Rural Legal Services (FRLS), a non-profit law firm,... more »


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