Southeast

Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association holds ag labor forum

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) held the fourth annual Agricultural Labor Relations Forum in Tifton on Nov. 5-6. labor legislative changes are always a topic of concern in the ag industry, so... more »

Center rot disease in organic onion growing studied

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Organic Transitions grant is funding a study of management options for center rot disease in organic onion production in Georgia and Michigan. The study is headed... more »

Alabama, Florida, Georgia get hurricane relief funds

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will make available $800 million to agricultural producers in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia affected by hurricanes Michael and Florence. The state block... more »

Southwest Florida growers to get a peak at latest research

WHO: Southwest Florida farmers and the public will see and hear about the latest scientific discoveries and ongoing research at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center. WHAT: Come to the University of Florida Institute of Food and... more »

Inaugural H.M. Pulliam Chair goes to entomologist Michael Strand

Professor Michael Strand has dedicated his career to unlocking the power of basic science to improve agriculture, and that dedication has earned him the recognition of the state’s agricultural community. This fall Strand, a professor... more »

Florida’s Gene McAvoy busy after retirement

He may hold the title “emeritus,” which means “retired,” but Gene McAvoy remains active with Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and University of Florida (UF/IFAS) Extension and research, helping bring farmers’ concerns back to UF/IFAS scientists. In fact,... more »

USDA revises handling requirements for Florida tomatoes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Nov. 4 announced revisions to the handling requirements under the federal marketing order for tomatoes grown in Florida. The Florida Tomato Committee recommended this action to eliminate the... more »

BrightFarms unveils 280,000-square-foot location in North Carolina

BrightFarms, a packaged salads company, will create 54 jobs in Henderson County, North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Oct. 30. The company will invest $21 million to operate a hydroponic greenhouse in the Etowah community... more »


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