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Buyer behavior change, climate initiatives among critical topics at UF/IFAS Ag Policy Outlook


March 28, 2022

Speakers from across the country shared new research and insight -- including data about consumer behavior change since the pandemic began, Florida and national policy updates and crop outlooks for some of Florida’s largest commodities. It ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agricultural Economics, Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference, Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Department, Food Is Our Middle Name
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Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference 2022


March 1, 2022

The UF/IFAS food and resource economics department (FRED) Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference is back in-person this spring. The conference explains critical policy issues Florida agribusiness leaders face and provides insights on ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Conference, Event, Events, Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference, Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Department, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center

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

Most Americans’ CARES Act stimulus checks went to basic needs, UF economists find


December 9, 2020

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Although direct payments to Americans have been utilized during previous economically challenging times – the last as part of the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 – never before had the world looked as it had in the spring ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research, Work & Life
Tags: CARES Act, Covid-19, Covid19, Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Department, John Lai, Money, Research, Stephen Morgan, Survey

COVID-19 risk factors vary by farm workers’ legal status; shows need for tailored measures


September 29, 2020

As laborers return to the fields this fall in Florida, both unauthorized workers and those authorized to plant and pick crops through a guest worker visa are vulnerable to the coronavirus. In fact, an estimated 75% of Florida crop workers have ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Farm Management, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Covid-19, Farms, Food And Resource Economics Department, Gulcan Onel, H-2A, Labor, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Susceptibility, Underlying Health Issues, Workers

UF Researchers Seek to Develop Tastier Mangos


September 4, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Mangos make for a tasty, nutritious snack or side dish. To help meet consumer demand for more flavorful mangos without grit or fibrous flesh, University of Florida scientists will try to identify superior varieties so mango ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Alan Chambers, Aroma, Citrus Research And Education Center, Crop, Food And Resource Economics Department, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Grant, Horticultural Sciences, Jonathan Crane, Lisa House, Mangos, Taste, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF College Of Medicine And Director Of The Center For Smell And Taste, Yu Wang

UF/IFAS FRED faculty win EPAF awards


September 22, 2016

Two University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty in the food and resource economics department have each been selected for UF/IFAS Extension Professional and Enhancement awards. These awards highlight exceptional ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Edward "Gilly" Evans, EPAF, Featured Hot Topic, Food And Resource Economics Department, Tatiana Borisova

Improving the Precision of Blueberry Frost Protection Irrigation


December 2, 2015

In Florida, early-ripening southern highbush blueberry cultivars allow growers to take advantage of high prices in the early market before other states can compete with higher volumes of berries sold at lower prices. That advantage comes with ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops
Tags: Blueberry, Cold Protection And Chilling Damage, Food And Resource Economics Department, Jeffrey Williamson, Mercy Olmstead, Tatiana Borisova, Tori Bradley

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