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Category: Agribusiness

CARES Act Assistance for Small Business and Agriculture

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act became law on March 27, 2020. The $2 trillion relief package includes various provisions to help small businesses and agriculture. Small Business Assistance The U.S. Senate Committee on Small… Read More

Essential Travel Documentation for Ag Industries during COVID-19 Shut-Down

One question producers and other food industry employers have been concerned about since the onset of COVID-19, relates to ease of travel for farm employees and managers within the agricultural sector. Specifically these individuals are concerned about areas… Read More

Recursos Educativos para Agricultores en la Florida

Agricultura La agricultura es una profesión que necesita ser atendida todos los días. En estos momentos de aislamiento social nuestros agricultores continúan trabajando duro para proveer alimentos a cada hogar, de manera segura y de alta calidad. Independientemente,… Read More

Florida forestry keeps the toilet paper rolling

by Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Forest products contribute to a large and valuable industry for the state of Florida – altogether comprising the state’s largest agricultural commodity. This includes primary and secondary product industries that range from… Read More

UF plant and soil diagnostic labs essential to Florida agriculture, economy during COVID-19

In the time of COVID-19, plants still get sick, and the soil that nourishes them needs care. The health of plants and soil is critical to agriculture, an industry designated an essential service in response to the pandemic…. Read More

Starting a Farm in Alachua County – Finances

Starting a new agricultural business requires capital either to purchase the land, improve the property, or for operational costs. There are several loan programs offered through the United States Department of Agriculture-Farm Service Agency (FSA). Other financial institutions… Read More