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Tag: Bob Hochmuth

With crops in the ground, Florida watermelon farmers face uncertainty due to COVID-19

Today, as fruit and vegetable farmers in South Florida decide what to do with produce once destined for now-closed schools and restaurants, watermelon farmers in North Florida have recently finished planting their crop. Given the uncertainty around the… Read More

Eight Things You Didn’t Know About an Iconic Summer Fruit

Watermelons mean summer in most places, but perhaps no more so than in Florida, the country’s number one producer of this quintessential summer fruit. They may be 92 percent water, but there’s more to growing and eating watermelon… Read More

More Seek the Small-Farm Dream, but Need Help from Friends, Experts Say

By: Stu Hutson – (352) 273-3569 Sources: Robert Hochmuth – bobhoch@ufl.edu, (386) 362-1725 x103 Danielle Treadwell – ddtreadw@ufl.edu, (352) 392-1928 x210 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It wasn’t long after longtime commercial writer Sandra “Sam” Williams and husband… Read More