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Jared Gars receives an Archer Early Career Grant to explore consumer response to antibiotics and other food technologies.


April 23, 2024

As we have seen through the impact of citrus greening on the Florida Orange industry, plant disease outbreaks pose a dangerous threat to sustainability, food security, and grower livelihoods. However, finding a scientific solution is only half ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Research
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Weizhe Weng receives Archer Early Career Grant to explore potential economic and health impacts of nitrate pollution on drinking water. 


April 23, 2024

To protect water users from potential health risks, it is important to understand what risk exists and how they may differ across geographic locations and water systems. Weizhe Weng, an assistant professor of the University of Florida Institute ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Research
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Handling Hydrilla: How UF Research Helps Reveal Stakeholder Preferences for Invasive Aquatic Species Management


February 28, 2024

This post was written by guest author Gabriela Rodriguez With their serene waters, Florida’s freshwater bodies are vital to Florida’s natural ecosystem and all who enjoy it. However, the management of hydrilla has become a growing concern ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, , Water
Tags: Aquatic Invasive Plants, Food And Resource Economics, Hydrilla Management, Invasive Species, National Invasive Species Awareness Week

Hurricane Idalia: Florida agricultural production losses top $78M, UF economists estimate


September 21, 2023

The UF/IFAS Economic Impact Analysis Program assesses impacts to Florida agriculture following extreme weather events. The preliminary report for Hurricane Idalia is newly released. The report estimates a credible range of losses ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Livestock, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agricultural Economics, Christa Court, Economic Impact Analysis Program, Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Department, FRED, Hurricane Idalia, UF/IFAS Economic Impact Analysis Program, Xiaohui Qiao

Survey now open: Florida agricultural producers encouraged to share Hurricane Idalia impacts


September 7, 2023

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hurricane Idalia made landfall the morning of Aug. 30 near Keaton Beach, Florida, but the Category 3 storm’s northeastern route brought rain and high winds to coastal regions along the western peninsula and inland agricultural ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Christa Court, Economic Impact Analysis Program, Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Department, Hurricane, Hurricane Idalia, Storm Damage, Survey, UF/IFAS Economic Impact Analysis Program, Xiaohui Qiao
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Study of major cruise lines finds links in online public sentiment, COVID-19 disruptions, and stock prices


August 10, 2023

Highlights  The last several years have been unpredictable for the cruise industry as its services became interrupted by the pandemic, and they were often the subject of negative media coverage due to COVID-19 breakouts, no sail orders, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Research
Tomatoes for sale as roadside market produce.

New research shows U.S. consumers willing to pay more to receive a natural casing on produce that would reduce food waste.


July 20, 2023

Highlights According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), approximately one-third of all food produced worldwide goes to waste every year. Study used a choice experiment to determine what consumers would ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Research,
Tags: Food And Resource Economics
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Food and Resource Economists at UF/IFAS Tropical Research & Education Center support local growers in the adoption of new tropical fruit crops through consumer market research.


June 28, 2023

With its temperate and humid climates, South Florida is the perfect place to grow many tropical fruits that are adapted to these warm climates and cannot be grown elsewhere in the United States.   As the demand for such products increases, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Food And Resource Economics, Tropical Fruit

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