Tag: Food and Resource Economics

UF Study: Buyers Want Environmentally Safe Strawberry Production

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As buyers browse strawberry packages at the supermarket, they might see labels such as “organically grown” or “locally grown.” But they’d also like to know if the fruit was produced in a way that preserves… Read More

UF/IFAS report: Florida’s ag, natural resources industries strengthened post-recession

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New financial figures from Florida’s agricultural and natural resources sector show that the state’s economy continues to rebound from the Great Recession of 2007-2009. In calendar year 2015, Florida’s agricultural, natural resources and food industries… Read More

System screens out deadly citrus greening-carrying insect

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Imagine camping in the deep woods. You’d want a tent with mesh that prevents bugs – even those as small as gnats – from entering into your wildlife hangout. That’s the idea behind “Citrus Under… Read More

UF helps residents save at least 65 million gallons in outdoor irrigation annually

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Participants in a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension program saved 65 million gallons in outdoor irrigation in 2016, enough to supply 15 subdivisions with water for a year, UF/IFAS experts… Read More

Grapefruit for dessert? South Korea could be a lucrative market for Florida growers

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — How about grapefruit as a dessert or snack? That is how many South Koreans, especially younger ones, view the fruit. Therefore, Florida grapefruit growers may want to expand their shipments… Read More

UF/IFAS experts to stress environment, immigration, production at ag policy conference

Spiro Stefanou GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences economists and other experts will explore economic insights helpful for making informed business and policy decisions at the second annual Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook… Read More

UF/IFAS survey shows homeowners want incentives to conserve more water

Please see caption at end of story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Homeowners with irrigation systems would use less water if they were offered more incentives, according to a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences report…. Read More

Veteran UF/IFAS economist named interim director of UF/IFAS Tropical REC

Edward “Gilly” Evans GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Edward “Gilly” Evans, a longtime agricultural economist at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ Tropical Research and Education Center, has been named interim director of the center as… Read More