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UF economic report details select marine industry and tourism impacts from 2018 red tide event


August 2, 2021

A survey on the 2018 red tide event was conducted in 2020 for those in marine-dependent industries operating out of Charlotte, Collier, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Monroe, Pinellas and Sarasota counties. Charter/for-hire businesses that ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Andrew Ropicki, Christa Court, Economic Impact Analysis Program, Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Department, Red Tide, Southwest Florida

Helping smaller farms make more profitable hiring decisions


July 8, 2021

A NIFA-funded, University of Florida-led project will develop a software for small- and medium-sized farms to calculate potential labor costs and weigh hiring decisions in terms of long- and short-term profitability. The tool will be downloadable ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Department, Fruit And Vegetable Production, Glenn Israel, Gulcan Onel, Jaclyn Kropp, USDA-NIFA

‘Can I have that candy bar?’ More than anyone, kids influence our impulse buying


May 19, 2021

Mommy, Daddy, I want that candy bar. Can we get it? Please? As a parent, you might acquiesce when your child suddenly asks you to buy an item or two at the supermarket. If you’re an impulse buyer, you’re likely to be swayed by those around ... READ MORE

Category: Money Matters, Relationships & Family
Tags: Children, Demographics, Food And Resource Economics Department, Grocery Stores, Impulse Buying, Parents, Supermarket, Zhifeng Gao

UF/IFAS connects small scale growers with post-Covid-19 digital marketing options


May 11, 2021

Highlights Marketing in the digital era and post-Covid-19 has presented growers with new challenges that can be turned into opportunities. A new program led by University of Florida researchers, faculty and Extension agents is bringing ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, UF/IFAS
Tags: Food And Resource Economics Department, News, Small-scale Farms, Trent Blare, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County, UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, UF/IFAS Tropical 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/IFAS wants to hear from those impacted by the red tide of 2017-2019


September 3, 2020

University of Florida researchers want to hear from marine businesses impacted by the 2018 red tide event that occurred between October of 2017 and January of 2019. Respondents will have until September 25 to complete the appropriate online ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, NATURAL RESOURCES
Tags: 2018, Andrew Ropicki, Boating, Charter Boats, Christa Court, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, Food And Resource Economics Department, Lisa Krimsky, Marine Industries, Red Tide, Survey

Response requested from ag and marine industry professionals for new round of surveys on pandemic effects


August 21, 2020

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida researchers have opened the second round of surveys on COVID-19’s impact on the state’s agriculture and marine industries, intended to capture changes in operations for the first half of the year. The ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Coasts & Marine, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agricultural Economics, Andrew Ropicki, Aquaculture, Charter Boats, Christa Court, Commercial Fishing, Coronavirus, Covid-19, COVID19, Economic Impact, Economic Impact Analysis Program, Food And Resource Economics Department, John Lai, Marine Industries, Marine Recreation, Seafood, Survey

New UF/IFAS economist comes ‘home,’ looks to help harness resources


June 23, 2020

IMMOKALEE, Fla. --- Kim Morgan is coming home, in a manner of speaking. Morgan graduated from the University of Florida three times. Mostly recently, she began her position as an associate professor of food and resources economics for the ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Alumna, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Consumer Preferences, Food And Resource Economics Department, Kim Morgan, New Faculty, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Specialty Crops

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