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FruitsAverage Cost Of Classic Thanksgiving Meal Breaks $50 Mark
November 20, 2015
Thanks to uptick in turkey prices, American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual survey puts feast for 10 in uncharted territory. Read More
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CitrusTwo Florida Orange Juice Executives Die In Helicopter Crash
November 19, 2015
The men were on a grove scouting trip in Nicaragua. Read More
shish kabobs on the grill
Citrus7 Food Predictions For 2016
November 19, 2015
UF/IFAS experts forecast what will be making it to more plates in the coming year. Read More
Selected significant climate anomalies and events for October 2015 infographic
Citrus2015 Heating Up To Be Earth’s Warmest Year On Record
November 18, 2015
Global temperatures during October set new high marks, boast the greatest above-average departure for any month. Read More
FruitsMichigan State University Researchers To Study Non-Spray Pest Management
November 17, 2015
 Researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) have received a $173,151 grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Read More
A view from a low-altitude helicopter shows avocado groves in south Miami-Dade County.
Disease ControlNewly Found Algorithm Might Be Key To Saving Ailing Avocado Trees
November 16, 2015
UF/IFAS scientists say formula would help spot specimens infected with laurel wilt disease before visible symptoms appear. Read More
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CitrusFDA Releases FSMA Produce Safety Rule
November 13, 2015
FDA released today the Produce Safety Rule component of the Food Safety Modernization Act. The Produce Safety Rule establishes science-based Read More
Farm ManagementUSDA To Team Up With Veterans, Beginning Farmers
November 11, 2015
The partnership will provide agricultural credit training and expand opportunities for farmer veterans and beginning farmers. Read More
Bethel Farms' citrus grove in Arcadia, FL
CitrusUgly Update For Florida Citrus Crop
November 10, 2015
HLB struggles continue to influence latest numbers from USDA. Read More
Long lunch line at 2015 Florida Ag Expo
Florida Ag ExpoPomp And Plenty Of Circumstance At The 10th Florida Ag Expo
November 9, 2015
Milestone industry event sets the bar high for the next decade to come. Read More
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Berries$2 Million Grant To Sweeten Pot For Organic Strawberry Studies
November 5, 2015
UF/IFAS researchers will concentrate on cover crops and how they could impact multiple production practices. Read More
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Food SafetyFresh Produce Investigated In Chipotle E. Coli Outbreak
November 4, 2015
The source of the contamination is currently under investigation. Read More
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FruitsIt’s Time To Stand Up For Your Future [Opinion]
November 28, 2015
Growing up in a small town, I became very active in 4-H. I learned so much from Ohio State Extension, Read More
Apples & PearsDispute Over Meat Labeling Will Impact Bottom Line for …
November 28, 2015
New tariffs to roll out with Country of Origin labeling. The 2002 Farm Bill included mandatory Country of Origin Labeling Read More
Stone FruitIt’s Easy To Misdiagnose Bacterial Spot On Peache…
November 28, 2015
Here are some tips to discern the difference between bacterial spot disease and copper injury. Read More
Farm MarketingNew Retail-Focused Publication, American Farm Marketer,…
November 27, 2015
American Fruit Grower® and Western Fruit Grower®, along with its sister magazines, American Vegetable Grower® and Florida Grower®, are launching Read More
FruitsAdams County Nursery 2016 Variety Showcase [Slideshow]
November 27, 2015
Adams County Nursery, Inc., in Aspers, PA, offers a Honeycrisp strain that ripens three weeks before the original variety. Read More
FruitsHow To Figure Out The Replant Disease Puzzle
November 27, 2015
Replant disease is something all perennial crop growers will face — crop rotation is simply not possible, and prime land Read More
CitrusOrbis Introduces First Plastic, Reusable Corrugated Box…
November 26, 2015
  ORBIS Corporation, an international manufacturer of sustainable reusable packaging and a leader in supply chain optimization, has introduced PlastiCorr, Read More
BerriesTrailblazing Latina To Lead California Strawberry Commi…
November 26, 2015
Lorena Chavez and her family have long been involved with strawberry production, and she has plans for the commission moving forward. Read More
transgenic citrus trees on trial in Florida
Insect & Disease UpdateScientists Find Success Fighting Citrus Greening With G…
November 25, 2015
Multiple studies that include using a gene from a member of the mustard plant family are proving fruitful in not only resisting HLB, but also possibly black spot and canker. Read More
GrapesGrowers In A Challenging Environment Welcome On-Farm Tr…
November 25, 2015
The Mid-Atlantic is a new and difficult environment to grow winegrapes. Growers face the challenges of a humid environment and Read More
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Apples & PearsExperts Say Pacific Trade Pact Important To Pacific Nor…
November 25, 2015
Approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Could be a boon to fruit growers. Read More
Apples & PearsApples Off To Slow Start In September
November 24, 2015
Apple sales are down nationally this year compared to the same time last year according to Stemilt’s analysis of the Read More
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CitrusApple, Potato, Peach, And Grape Commodity Groups Urge C…
November 24, 2015
U.S. Apple Association, United Fresh Produce Association, Western Growers Association, National Peach Council, National Potato Council, and California Association of Read More
Group of vegetables laid out on table
Farm ManagementFDA Rejects Mandatory Genetic Engineering Labeling
November 24, 2015
Agency is issuing two guidances for manufacturers who wish to voluntarily label their products as containing ingredients from GE or non-GE sources. Read More
VegetablesInnovator Award Goes To Kalettes
November 24, 2015
Kalettes, a kale and brussels sprouts hybrid, combines traits of each parent vegetable. Read More
More VegetablesJohnny’s Receives All-American Selections National Awar…
November 24, 2015
The peppers are easy to grow, mature early, and express a compact, upright growth habit. Read More
CucurbitsSakata Donates Pumpkins To Washington Zoo
November 23, 2015
The pumpkins were used for a variety of purposes including toys for the animals and pumpkin carving. Read More
BerriesWashington’s Long, Hot Summer: Is Climate Change …
November 23, 2015
Looking back on 2015, which packed plenty of heat. Read More
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