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

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

2020 Peanut Butter Challenge Begins October 1

Since the coronavirus disrupted normal routines with school and workplace closures in March, area food pantry efforts across the Big Bend have seen increased traffic. In Wakulla, addressing food insecurity and hunger is a community effort. With support… Read More

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

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

Water lettuce, Pista stratiotes: Native…Invasive…Or does it really matter?

By Dr. Jason Ferrell, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Director Water lettuce is an extremely common floating plant in Florida. This leafy plant can be observed from north to south and has the tendency to grow… Read More

Water lettuce, Pista stratiotes: Manage it, or let nature take its course?

By Dr. Jason Ferrell, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Director Water lettuce is one of the usual suspects, a common troublemaker, targeted for management on just about every lake and stream in Florida every year. This… Read More

FDACS Asking Floridians to Report Suspicious Seed Packets from China

All information provided by Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services   Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services   PHOTOS: Photos of seed packages received by Floridians can be found here. Photo credit:… Read More