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State of emergency due to Oriental fruit fly

Florida Department of Agriculture works to eradicate pest in Miami-Dade AN AGRICULTURAL STATE of emergency is in effect now in Florida because of Oriental fruit fly infestation, and Commissioner of

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Recipe Spotlight: What’s cooking this fall from your local farmers’ market

IT’S TOO darn hot ! That’s a given in Central Florida. But we still have to eat. And there are a few folks who brave the heat to bring us

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Organic agriculture offers additional economic opportunities

THE ORGANIC agriculture industry is booming in the U.S. and around the globe, despite the fact that conventionally grown fruits and vegetables are as safe and as healthy as their

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High-tech alerts and the quest for a better berry

| Strawberry growers look to technology to help save money and increase production | Sixty-five-year-old Carl Grooms has been growing strawberries for more than four decades, but it’s not routine,

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Commissioner’s AgriCorner: Planting the seeds for growth in the Florida ag industry

Florida agriculture has played an important role in Florida’s 500-year history, providing food and fiber for the people of Florida, the United States and around the world. Today, Florida agriculture

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More Trade Opportunity for Florida Beef

Opening New Doors with the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement A “new deal” recently has been established in United States agriculture, and though it is not like FDR’s New Deal,

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Commissioner’s AgriCorner: A Mid-Term Update

What’s Been Done and What’s Left to Do? Just two years ago, I was sworn in to serve as Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture, and this month marks the halfway point

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@griTech … Florida Tomatoes: Searching for Answers

The UF/IFAS Extension services are often credited with numerous benefits to Florida’s $70 billion-a-year agriculture industry. Improving sustainability, identifying pests, increasing agritourism, and providing advice at the state and local