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Food Is Our Middle Name podcast

Food is Our Middle Name Podcast: What’s the deal with…food shortages?

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November 18, 2022

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

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, UF/IFAS
Tags: #FoodIsOurMiddleName, Agriculture, COVID, Covid-19, Economic Impact, Economic Impact Analysis Program, Food, Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Department, Food Is Our Middle Name, Food Shortages, Food Supply Chain, Podcast, Supply Chain, UF/IFAS Communications, UF/IFAS Economic Impact Analysis Program
Honey Bee colonies flooded from Hurricane Ian

FAQs: Hurricane Ian impacts to beekeeping


October 6, 2022

Honey bees not only create an agricultural product, they help facilitate the Florida agriculture industry, pollinating crops and bolstering our food supply. When Hurricane Ian made landfall last week, many of the local colonies were devastated, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Beekeeping, Damage Assessment, Economic Impact, Honey Bee Research And Extension Lab, Honey Bees, Hurricane Ian, Hurricane Recovery

375,000 acres of citrus in Ian’s path


September 28, 2022

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. Agriculture ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, UF/IFAS
Tags: Christa Court, Citrus, Disaster Preparation, Economic Impact, Economic Impact Analysis Program, Hurricane Ian, Hurricane Recovery

In the heart of Florida’s strawberry season, an expert explains why they’re so wonderful

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February 2, 2022

When you think of February, you might dream of a Happy Valentine’s Day, roses and romance. If you live in central Florida, you might also want to buy the very best strawberries. Many local fields are rife with the red fruit. Wael Elwakil, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Breeding, Economic Impact, Featured, Fruit And Vegetable Production, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Harvest, Hillsborough County, Special Topics, Strawberries, Strawberry Season, Taste, UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County, Valentine's Day, Wael Elwakil

Florida’s food supply chain industries asked to share how they fared in 2020

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February 18, 2021

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

Category: Agribusiness, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agricultural Industry, Christa Court, Covid-19, Covid19, Economic Impact, Economic Impact Analysis Program, Food Supply Chain, Survey

Upcoming event: Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference 2021


January 28, 2021

The UF/IFAS food and resource economics department (FRED) hosts a conference each spring to examine critical policy issues facing Florida agribusiness leaders and provide insights on economic factors that can inform business and policy decisions. As ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Events, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agribusiness, Covid-19, Economic Impact, Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Department, Pandemic

UF study: Florida’s agricultural and natural resources industries remain strong since recession

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July 17, 2013

Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Florida’s agriculture, natural resources and related food industries provided a $104 billion impact on the state in 2011 and have continued to improve since the 2008 recession, according to a new ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Forests, Livestock, UF/IFAS
Tags: Agriculture, Alan Hodges, Economic Impact, Food And Resource Economics, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Natural Resources, University Of Florida

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