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Can urban agriculture sow sustainable food production, resilient communities? Scientists offer a potential roadmap

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January 2, 2024

Urban agriculture is growing food on a small-scale, using venues such as small rooftops, balcony gardens, community grounds, small urban farms and even empty lots of land. While experts tout the benefits of urban agriculture as a ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Climate Change, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Jiangxiao Qiu, Nature Food, News, Research, Self-sustaining Communities, Sustainable Urban Agriculture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, University Of Florida, Urban Agriculture, Urban Food Production, Urban Gardening

¿Es la calabaza una posibilidad de cultivo para los productores del sureste de los Estados Unidos? UF/IFAS está a punto de seleccionar la mejor variedad

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December 14, 2023

Creado por Lourdes Mederos, gerente de relaciones públicas en español para el Departamento de Comunicaciones de UF/IFAS. Si ha degustado del arte culinario en restaurantes del Caribe, Centroamérica o Sudamérica, es posible que esté familiarizado ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Auyama, Ayote, Calabaza, Comercializacion, Cultivares, Cultivo, Espanol, Geoffrey Meru, Importaciones, Investigacion, Kalabasa, Mejoramiento, Semillas De Calabaza, Spanish, TREC, UF/IFAS, USDA-SSARE, Zapallo

Simulated risk, real crops: UF/IFAS Extension educates growers through competition


November 16, 2023

Think of it like one of those farm simulator video games, except the crop is real. A few small plots of land, ample seed and all the requirements to make it grow. This is the basis of the UF/FAS Extension Florida Stakeholder Engagement Program ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Corn, Kevin Athearn, North Florida Research And Education Center-Suwannee Valley, STEP Competition, Vivek Sharma

Huracán Idalia: los economistas de UF estiman pérdidas en la producción agrícola de Florida que superan los $78 millones

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September 22, 2023

Creado por Kirsten Romaguera, especialista en relaciones públicas de UF/IFAS. El Programa de Análisis del Impacto Económico de UF/IFAS evalúa los impactos en la agricultura de Florida luego de eventos climáticos extremos. El informe ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Disaster Preparation, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Christa Court, Cultivos, Danos Estructurales, Departamento De Economia De Alimentos Y Recursos De UF/IFAS, Economia Agricola, Economistas, EIAP, El Programa De Analisis Del Impacto Economico De UF/IFAS, Encuesta, Espanol, Estimaciones, Evaluacion Del Impacto Economico, FRE, Ganaderia, Huracan Idalia, Huracanes, Idalia, Impacto En Produccion, Impactos, Inundaciones, Lluvias, Perdidas, Perdidas Economicas, Spanish, Tormentas, Vientos, Xiaohui Qiao

Hurricane Idalia: Florida agricultural production losses top $78M, UF economists estimate


September 21, 2023

The UF/IFAS Economic Impact Analysis Program assesses impacts to Florida agriculture following extreme weather events. The preliminary report for Hurricane Idalia is newly released. The report estimates a credible range of losses ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Livestock, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agricultural Economics, Christa Court, Economic Impact Analysis Program, Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Department, FRED, Hurricane Idalia, UF/IFAS Economic Impact Analysis Program, Xiaohui Qiao

Encuesta abierta al público: UF/IFAS insta a los productores agrícolas de Florida a reportar los impactos del Huracán Idalia

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September 7, 2023

Creado por Kirsten Romaguera, especialista en relaciones públicas de UF/IFAS. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – El Huracán Idalia tocó tierra la mañana del pasado 30 de agosto cerca de Keaton Beach, Florida, pero la ruta noreste de la tormenta de ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agencia De Servicios Agricolas Del USDA, Christa Court, Departamento De Economia De Alimentos Y Recursos De UF/IFAS, EIAP, El Programa De Analisis Del Impacto Economico De UF/IFAS, Encuesta, Encuesta En Espanol, Espanol, Evaluaciones, Huracan, Huracan Idalia, Huracanes, Idalia, Impacto, Impactos Economicos, Informe Final, Spanish, Temporada De Huracanes, UF/IFAS

Survey now open: Florida agricultural producers encouraged to share Hurricane Idalia impacts


September 7, 2023

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hurricane Idalia made landfall the morning of Aug. 30 near Keaton Beach, Florida, but the Category 3 storm’s northeastern route brought rain and high winds to coastal regions along the western peninsula and inland agricultural ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Christa Court, Economic Impact Analysis Program, Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Department, Hurricane, Hurricane Idalia, Storm Damage, Survey, UF/IFAS Economic Impact Analysis Program, Xiaohui Qiao

USAID with Feed the Future funding awards $4M to UF/IFAS to improve Haitian livestock production and research capacity


September 6, 2023

The University of Florida Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems within the Global Food Systems Institute will lead a five-year, $4 million project to improve the productivity and resilience of Haiti’s livestock sector, with ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS
Tags: Capacity Building, Feed The Future Innovation Lab For Livestock Systems, Global Food Systems Institute, Haiti, UF/IFAS Global Food Systems Institute, USAID
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Growing lettuce in non-traditional areas of Florida

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August 25, 2023

BY JESSE MURRAY Each year, U.S. farmers produce enough lettuce to feed everyone in the country. Up to 73% of U.S. lettuce comes from California producers and is distributed nationwide through extensive retail chains. Lettuce grown in ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Everglades Agricultural Area, German Sandoya Miranda, Greenhouse, Hydroponic, Jesse Murray, Lettuce, Lettuce Breeding

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