Home / Tag Archives: agriculture

Tag Archives: agriculture

Florida’s Orange Crop Drops 16 Percent

orange trees

Florida's citrus season will produce enough oranges to fill 81.5 million 90-pound boxes this year, down nearly 16 percent from the prior season. A major cause for the decrease in oranges has been citrus greening, a disease that is deadly to the crop.

Read More »

Scott Says Higher Ed Efforts ‘About Building A Workforce’

Image Courtesy of Tampa Bay Times.

ORLANDO—Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday wrapped up a two-day higher education conference in Orlando with a list of goals that included making colleges and universities more affordable and more responsive to the needs of businesses. The second day of the “Degrees to Jobs Summit” included sessions about trying to make …

Read More »

Airboat Ride Turns Into a History Lesson for UF President

President Fuchs snaps a photo of a rosette spoonbill as it flies over Snake Island, a nesting ground for thousands of birds near Cedar Key (Nina Cusmano/WUFT News).

University of Florida President Kent Fuchs spent his Sunday riding around Cedar Key in an airboat for the first time, visiting a Native American burial ground, climbing a lighthouse and exploring the area’s clam farms. The president’s daylong visit was another testament to his interest in the university’s ventures across all disciplines, said …

Read More »