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Tag: Food and Resource Economics

University of Florida citrus faculty secure federal funding in ongoing fight against citrus greening

LAKE ALFRED, Fla — University of Florida citrus researchers continue to provide innovative leadership in the fight against the devastating disease Huanglongbing, also known as citrus greening disease. The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Emergency… Read More

As holidays near, research notes differences in countries’ food-waste habits, perceptions

With the holidays approaching, many people will buy a lot of food, and some will throw much of it out, particularly uneaten fruits and vegetables. New University of Florida research shows a common refrain among grocery shoppers in… Read More

UF study: Fully recyclable packaging makes consumers feel better about meal kits

Meal kits are growing in popularity, with national sales predicted to increase from $4.6 billion in 2017 to $11.6 billion in 2022. Such kits include pre-cut raw foods and recipe cards to prepare a home-cooked meal, but they… Read More

Congratulations Dr. Court, a Wells Fargo Extension Award Recipient

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 in the… Read More

Tomato trade with Mexico could cost U.S. growers $250M a year, UF study shows

As Mexico increases tomato exports across the world, including to the United States, prices plummet for American growers, including those in Florida. That practice could cost American growers as much as $252 million per year — or 27%… Read More

Congratulations to Dr. Lisa House and Dr. Zhifeng Gao, AAEA Award Recipients

  The Food and Resource Economics Department would like to congratulate two of our faculty members for receiving Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) awards! Dr. Zhifeng Gao, Professor, received the award for Distinguished Graduate Teaching, 10 or… Read More