Tag Archives: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Citrus Greening Continues To Plague Florida Orange Groves

By on May 15th, 2015 | Last updated: May 15, 2015 at 6:03 pm

Described as one of the worst diseases to ever hit Florida orange groves, citrus greening is costing the state’s general fund $5.75 million. If the disease is not curbed it could be detrimental to Florida’s agriculture and economy.

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Florida Bee Population Growing Amid Diminishing Numbers Nationwide

By and on May 15th, 2015 | Last updated: May 15, 2015 at 2:48 pm

A survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Bee Informed Partnership found that the country’s bee population is dwindling. Florida’s bee colonies, however, are growing, and local beekeepers see a problem with the national numbers.

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Gainesville researcher preventing housefly reproduction with a virus

By on April 11th, 2013 | Last updated: April 11, 2013 at 7:33 pm

A virus among houseflies may have a practical use.

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School nutrition changes

By on August 21st, 2012 | Last updated: September 6, 2012 at 2:37 pm

By Robert Lopez WUFT-FM In the first overhaul of school nutrition in 15 years, all schools around the country must be in compliance with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new school food rules this school year.  Florida schools have dealt with […]

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