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North Central farmers are straying away from pesticide-filled, genetically engineered foods with an emphasis on organic practices. The number of organic farms has more than doubled in the past two years.
A new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) by the FDA may pose a challenge to farmers who are using an alternative fertilizer.
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services launched the Florida Apiary/Citrus Industry Link to help track beehive locations.
Former Asst. Deputy for Global Trade at the USDA weighs in on the impact of U.S. farm policy on local farming.
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, in conjunction with the University of Georgia, released the first three smart device applications of a larger project, to help farmers like those who run Citra’s Orange shop produce crops more efficiently.
Gustafson’s Dairy in Green Cove Springs closed last Friday, mirroring state and nation dairy farm closure trends. Price increases in cow feed and milk production costs, as well as a change in the dairy consumer base, may be to blame.
The “My Florida Farm Weather” app was made available to Android devices in MONTH. The app for the iPhone will be available within months.
UF is one of the latest places to be hit by citrus greening in Florida. The disease has already cost Florida’s economy more than $3.6 billion and 6,600 jobs, according to a 2012 study by researchers from the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
The announcement at Wekiwa Springs State Park in Apopka comes on the heels of a commitment of more than $130 million to restore estuaries in South Florida.
From giant snails to lionfish, Florida has become home to a variety of invasive species in recent years.