Tag Archives: USDA
A Floral City strawberry farm finds success in the Strawberry Advisory System. The system, created by UF strawberry pathologist Natalia Peres, sends alerts to farmers when their crops are at risk for infection.
As the number of food insecure households rise, local food banks see a rapid decline in food supply from Florida’s government grant program.
UF Researchers and researchers from the Tropical Research and Education Center, USDA and the Indian River Research and Education Center in Fort Pierce have found an alternate way to control the spread of Laurel wilt, a disease that threatens Florida’s avocado industry.
With the controlled release of the air potato leaf beetle in Florida and around the U.S., the aggressive air potato vine finally has a predator.
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.
Former Asst. Deputy for Global Trade at the USDA weighs in on the impact of U.S. farm policy on local farming.
One local researcher is an international expert in avian wildlife management and how birds like vultures impact human activity, and vice versa.
Twelve schools throughout Florida have won the Healthy Schools program’s Gold Award to honor its nutrition choices.
The Farm Animal Rights Group and the 10 Billion Lives Tour visited the UF campus Thursday to expose mistreatment of farm animals killed for food consumption.
New citrus production projections released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday are predicting price decreases this growing season. The department’s projections estimate that Florida citrus growers will produce 154 million boxes of oranges, 20.3 million boxes of grapefruit, 4.4 […]