Tag: economics

UF/IFAS economic report: In 2017, Florida’s combined beef, dairy cattle and allied industries generated $16.80 billion in revenues, supported 118,000 jobs

By TOM NORDLIE GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As Florida approaches the 500-year anniversary of the introduction of cattle to her shores in 1521, a new report from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences demonstrates just… Read More

Florida Sea Grant helps Keys lobstermen get back on feet after Irma

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hurricane Irma has had a major impact on Florida’s largest commercial fishery, displacing and damaging tens of thousands of spiny lobster traps in the Florida Keys. Florida Sea Grant is helping lobstermen by quickly locating… Read More

UF/IFAS Bug Week focuses on “Big Money Bugs” that generate economic damages, benefits

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Call them Florida’s “Big Money Bugs” – the insects responsible for the greatest economic damages, costs and benefits that arthropods generate in the Sunshine State. This year, the University of Florida Institute of Food and… Read More

Local food makes up 20 percent of Florida’s eat-at-home market, UF study shows

Baskets of okra offered for sale at a farmers’ market. UF/IFAS photo by Tyler L. Jones GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians are buying more food grown locally or regionally and retail sales are higher here than in other states,… Read More

Farmers’ market phonies raise ire of some customers — but not all, UF researchers say

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Doing business with a farmers’ market phony selling non-local food might bother some shoppers, but not all, according to a new University of Florida study.  Shoppers often… Read More

Citrus greening costs $3.63 billion in lost revenues and 6,611 jobs, new UF study shows

Since 2006, the bacterial disease citrus greening has cost Florida’s economy an estimated $3.63 billion in lost revenues and 6,611 jobs by reducing orange juice production, according to a new study from the University of Florida’s Institute of… Read More