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Tag: Food and Resource Economics

Economists estimate $55-100M hit to Florida agriculture due to Hurricane Sally

Hurricane Sally impacts preliminary

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The combination of crops, livestock and aquaculture products lost as a result of Hurricane Sally will likely be valued between $55 million and $100 million, University of Florida economists predict. The estimate was released as… Read More

At stake in Sally’s wake: $400 million in Florida Panhandle agricultural products

flooded soybean field

As slow-moving Hurricane Sally approached the Gulf Coast – eventually making landfall as a category 2 storm near Gulf Shores, Alabama, early Wednesday morning – its bands enveloped most of the Florida Panhandle. But like the rest of… Read More

New food and resource economics researcher hopes to bring a competitive edge to growers in south Florida

image- Dr. Trend Blare - TREC - Natural resource economics assistant professor

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Trent Blare has spent the last six years as a markets and value chain specialist for entities in Peru and Mexico focusing on small growers.He worked directly with small growers to give them a competitive… Read More

Spiro Stefanou appointed as USDA ERS administrator

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that University of Florida scientist Spiro Stefanou has been appointed the USDA Economic Research Service administrator. Stefanou was a professor in the UF/IFAS food and resource economics department (FRED). Stefanou will… Read More

New Website is All About Harmful Algal Blooms

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has unveiled a new website to address the public’s confusion surrounding harmful algal blooms (HABs) – the causes of such events, effects and attempts to combat future blooms. Scientists from several departments… Read More

Hurricane Michael continues to hamper Georgia, Florida agriculture

By Adam N. Rabinowitz and Christa Court On October 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, as a Category 5 hurricane, with peak, sustained winds estimated at 160 mph. It was the strongest hurricane on… Read More

UF/IFAS Scientists to Promote Importance of Agricultural Research to Congress

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Agricultural research is important not only to the livelihood of farmers, but also to every consumer who expects safe, affordable food and a healthy environment, and its success depends on public funding. That’s why two… Read More

UF Students Recognized for Achievements at 13th Annual CALS Banquet

With experiences ranging from teaching sea life curricula to children and working at the Florida Museum of Natural History, to conducting strawberry genetics research and interning with Unilever, the achievements of students in the University of Florida College… Read More

UF Study: Buyers Want Environmentally Safe Strawberry Production

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As buyers browse strawberry packages at the supermarket, they might see labels such as “organically grown” or “locally grown.” But they’d also like to know if the fruit was produced in a way that preserves… Read More

UF/IFAS report: Florida’s ag, natural resources industries strengthened post-recession

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New financial figures from Florida’s agricultural and natural resources sector show that the state’s economy continues to rebound from the Great Recession of 2007-2009. In calendar year 2015, Florida’s agricultural, natural resources and food industries… Read More