Southeast

Consumers connected with farms in southwest Florida with new website

Southwest Florida agricultural producers are encouraged to become familiar with the new “SWFL Fresh” brand website, which is one step closer to becoming live. Following is an update from Jessica Mendes Ryals, sustainable food systems agent... more »

Help for farms comes from Georgia Department of Agriculture, UGA

Georgia farmers and agricultural producers eager to sell abundant supplies of fresh produce and other products are being connected with consumers and other buyers who need their products through a new partnership between University of... more »

UF weather alert website for farms now mobile-friendly, among other updates

The Florida Automated Weather Network, a University of Florida-operated service aiding agricultural decision-makers statewide since 1997, just relaunched its website with a new look and additional user-focused features. “Our main goal in revamping the site... more »

Kalera to open indoor vertical farm in Atlanta

Technology-driven vertical farming company Kalera announced April 21 that it will open a new state-of-the-art growing facility in Atlanta, Georgia in early 2021. The new Atlanta facility is the next step in Kalera’s rapid domestic... more »

Florida Seasonal Crop COVID-19 Impact Assessment released

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) released on April 20 the Florida Seasonal Crop COVID-19 Impact Assessment, a new report providing data on crop losses... more »

Why the juice is worth the squeeze this Florida watermelon season

Watermelons are one of the most iconic and important crops in the Suwannee Valley are beginning to fill fields unaware of the uncertain times that the COVID-19 pandemic brings. In contrast, the farmers who grow... more »

New south Florida USDA inspection dock opened by Crowley Logistics

Crowley Logistics recently expanded its on-terminal, perishables handling capabilities by constructing a new USDA inspection dock in Port Everglades, Fla. The new $1.6 million dock has capacity for 80 refrigerated (reefer) containers, more than double... more »

Food supply chain, consumer habits sorted out as store shelves empty

While all industries have been seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, food and agriculture have been among the hardest hit segments of the U.S. economy. The primary reason lies in the composition of household food expenditures.... more »


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