Tag: Food and Resource Economics

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

System screens out deadly citrus greening-carrying insect

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Imagine camping in the deep woods. You’d want a tent with mesh that prevents bugs – even those as small as gnats – from entering into your wildlife hangout. That’s the idea behind “Citrus Under… Read More

UF helps residents save at least 65 million gallons in outdoor irrigation annually

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Participants in a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension program saved 65 million gallons in outdoor irrigation in 2016, enough to supply 15 subdivisions with water for a year, UF/IFAS experts… Read More

Grapefruit for dessert? South Korea could be a lucrative market for Florida growers

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — How about grapefruit as a dessert or snack? That is how many South Koreans, especially younger ones, view the fruit. Therefore, Florida grapefruit growers may want to expand their shipments… Read More

UF/IFAS experts to stress environment, immigration, production at ag policy conference

Spiro Stefanou GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences economists and other experts will explore economic insights helpful for making informed business and policy decisions at the second annual Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook… Read More