Food shortages happen for a multitude of reasons but since COVID-19 these shortages seem more abundant than ever. And I think we all remember the great cream cheese shortage of 2021 at peak holiday cheesecake season! (Or maybe that’s just ... READ MORE
University of Florida economists continue to hone data sets and methods to improve predictions of the monetary losses to Florida agriculture with each extreme weather event. However, with westward-bound Hurricane Nicole – which came ashore ... READ MORE
After a significant disaster event like Hurricane Ian, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Economic Impact Analysis Program (EIAP) works to provide timely, credible estimates of agricultural losses. ... READ MORE
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The combination of seasonal crops, livestock, nursery and aquaculture products potentially lost as a result of category 4 Hurricane Ian will likely be valued between ... READ MORE
Hurricane-strength winds are expected across nearly 175,000 acres of citrus groves as Hurricane Ian follows its track along the Florida peninsula. An additional 200,000-plus acres of Florida’s hallmark crop may see tropical storm-force winds.
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Congratulations to Dr. Christa Court as the recipient of a 2021 Wells Fargo Extension Professional and Enhancement Award! Dr. Court is an Assistant Professor of Regional Economics and Director of the UF/IFAS Economic Impact Analysis Program ... READ MORE
Responses are sought from anyone who contributes to the food supply chain. Specifically, this is a call for responses from Florida businesses, but other responses are welcomed and will be assessed as part of a nationwide glimpse of COVID-19 ... READ MORE
WHAT: A question-and-answer session with University of Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University researchers who are investigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Florida’s agriculture and food system industries. The interactive portion ... READ MORE