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UF study: Fully recyclable packaging makes consumers feel better about meal kits

Meal kits are growing in popularity, with national sales predicted to increase from $4.6 billion in 2017 to $11.6 billion in 2022. Such kits include pre-cut raw foods and recipe cards to prepare a home-cooked meal, but they… Read More

Congratulations Dr. Court, a Wells Fargo Extension Award Recipient

Congratulations to Dr. Christa Court as the recipient of a 2021 Wells Fargo Extension Professional and Enhancement Award! Dr. Court is an Assistant Professor of Regional Economics and Director of the UF/IFAS Economic Impact Analysis Program in the… Read More

Tomato trade with Mexico could cost U.S. growers $250M a year, UF study shows

As Mexico increases tomato exports across the world, including to the United States, prices plummet for American growers, including those in Florida. That practice could cost American growers as much as $252 million per year — or 27%… Read More

Congratulations to Dr. Lisa House and Dr. Zhifeng Gao, AAEA Award Recipients

  The Food and Resource Economics Department would like to congratulate two of our faculty members for receiving Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) awards! Dr. Zhifeng Gao, Professor, received the award for Distinguished Graduate Teaching, 10 or… Read More

Congratulations to Danielle Shu, 2021 NACADA Outstanding New Advising Award Recipient

Congratulations to Danielle Shu, Food and Resource Economics’ Academic Advisor for her recent award of the Global 2021 NACADA Outstanding New Advising – Academic Advising Primary Role. Danielle started in the department as an Academic Assistant in late… Read More

UF economic report details select marine industry and tourism impacts from 2018 red tide event

A survey on the 2018 red tide event was conducted in 2020 for those in marine-dependent industries operating out of Charlotte, Collier, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Monroe, Pinellas and Sarasota counties. Charter/for-hire businesses that responded to the survey averaged… Read More