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Tag: Farming

Identifying Anaplasmosis in the Cattle Heard

Anaplasmosis (also referred as gall sickness) is a disease that affects ruminants caused by bacteria that can infect blood cells. It occurs in warm weather and is a cause for concern in beef cattle farms in Central and… Read More

Supporting the Farming Industry: Increasing Accessibility of Essential Food Safety Trainings

Welcome to another installment of FSHN Research Journeys, which follows the research of graduate students in the Food Science and Human Nutrition department at the University of Florida. Today’s guest poster is Mari Schroeder, a first-year graduate student… 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

2018 Farm Bill Programs

Do you farm or ranch and want to make improvements to the land that you own or lease? The 2018 Farm Bill, enacted December 20, 2018, includes many programs to support conservation efforts for farmers and ranchers across the… Read More

UF/IFAS Researchers: Robots May Run Future Farms

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Agriculture, one of the world’s oldest vocations, is also one that continues to reinvent itself with new technology. From the introduction of the steel plow to automated tractors to modern fertilizer applications, technology has improved… Read More

Red Imported Fire Ants: Where did they come from and what are my options?

They are everywhere. They came from South America in the 1930s and were first reported entering ports in the Panhandle coming in from Brazil. It is the red imported fire ant (RIFA). There are two types of fire… Read More

Is Value-Added Agriculture Right for Me?

Many agricultural producers have been advised to consider value-added activities to offset declining farm incomes and a competitive global economy. Such activities may increase net farm incomes, but producers should first assess if the value-added activity is the right… Read More