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Signup opens for USDA Conservation Stewardship Program

The Natural Resources Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture sent the following information Feb. 25, re the conservation stewardship program: For Immediate Release Contact: Renee Bodine, 352-338-9565 USDA Announces Signup for Conservation Stewardship Program GAINESVILLE, Fla.,… Read More

How do I know which weeds are invasive? Weed Wrangle© Week

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County What is an invasive weed? There are a lot of weeds out there! Some are more problematic than others, but not all of them are invasive. Invasive… Read More

UF scientists study how to breed faster-growing plants

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. – In order to improve photosynthesis in plant leaves, two University of Florida scientists will study their roots and stems. More specifically, Christopher Vincent and Fred Gmitter hope to find the optimal relationship between citrus… Read More

Safe food production training to be available to Florida’s small and beginning farmers through new USDA grant

BY RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — A new opportunity for Florida’s small and medium-sized produce farmers will become a reality with the support of a U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety Outreach Program (FSOP) grant designed to… Read More

USDA-NIFA Awards UF/IFAS Faculty with National Teaching Award for Food and Agricultural Sciences

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – On Nov. 4, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty member was awarded an Excellence in Teaching award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA)…. Read More

USDA-NIFA Awards UF/IFAS Faculty with National Teaching Award for Food and Agricultural Sciences

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – On Nov. 4, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty member was awarded an Excellence in Teaching award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA)…. Read More

Aid available for farmers, ranchers to conserve natural resources

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a Nov. 20 deadline to apply for the Environmental Quality Icentives Program (EQIP), a federal effort to encourage environmentally friendly agricultural practices. Information was disseminated in a news release, as follows:… Read More

CFAP 2 Will Cover an Additional 40 Commodities; Including Farmed Molluscan Shellfish

On September 17, 2020, President Trump and US Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, announced a second phase of an important program assisting America’s farmers. The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 1) was originally announced in April 2020 and… Read More

UF researchers receive a multi-million grant to improve food safety in fresh produce

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla.— Outbreaks of foodborne diseases threaten the daily lives of millions of Americans, resulting in recalls and sometimes loss of life. Providing an integrated food safety system for fresh fruits and vegetables that… Read More