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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
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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
The Latest
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
Farm Dinner hosted at Tangletown Gardens farm
Farm MarketingHow A Farm Created A Thriving Urban Farm-To-Table Busin…
November 23, 2015
Tangletown Gardens’ owners have a mission to introduce its community to farm-fresh plants, produce and food. Sticking to that mission has Read More
Medical marijuana prescription bottle graphic
Citrus5 Florida Nurseries Selected To Pioneer State’s Medical…
November 23, 2015
After extensive vetting process, the Sunshine State is ready to take the next step in cannabis culture. Read More
CitrusAgricultural Retailer’s #moreDAMstorage Campaign Bondin…
November 22, 2015
Gar Tootelian, Inc. praises water use initiative that puts people and food security first. Read More
FruitsFirst USDA-Certified Organic Fast Food Restaurant Opens
November 21, 2015
The Organic Coup opened its first location 10 days ago in Northern California. Read More
Insect & Disease UpdateCalifornia Technology Summit Targeting Early Detection …
November 20, 2015
California Citrus Mutual and the Citrus Research Board to hold citrus greening meeting Dec. 1 at the Visalia Convention Center. Read More
PF 28-007™, Flamin’ Fury® Peaches
Stone FruitCalifornia School District Halts Chinese Peach Purchase…
November 20, 2015
Change came after the California Canning Peach Association objected and said the Sacramento school district should buy American. Read More
closeup of turkey with another foul in the background
FruitsAverage Cost Of Classic Thanksgiving Meal Breaks $50 Ma…
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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