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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

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

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