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Category: Agribusiness

Technical and Financial Assistance Available for Producers to Implement Agriculture Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Central Florida

Producers have implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) that maintain or improve water quality, quantity, and soil conditions on their farms for many years. For the purposes of the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services… Read More

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video Day 5: Gardening, camellias, and more!

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2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 5 2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 5: South Seminole Farm and Nursery Florida’s nursery industry ranks second in the U.S. next to California. There are over 7,000 registered nurseries… Read More

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 2: Livestock, cowboys, and more!

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2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 2 2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 2: Ed Yarborough Ranch, Inc. Livestock is an important component of Florida agriculture. About 15.6% of all the land in Florida is improved… Read More

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video Day 3: Agritourism, pesticide research and more!

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2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 3 2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 3: Pappy’s Patch What is agritourism? As many of us know, tourism is Florida’s number one industry! Agriculture is our number 2 industry… Read More

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video Day 4: Citrus production, juicing, and more!

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2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 4 2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 4: White’s Red Hill Groves What is Florida’s history with citrus? You may not know this, but citrus is not native to Florida…. Read More

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 6: Pollination, beekeeping, and more!

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2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 6 2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 6: Dennis the Bee Guy What is pollination? Pollination starts with the flower. There are female flowers, male flowers or flowers that have… Read More

Water Wednesdays Recap – Growing Needs in Urban Agriculture

Preservation of agricultural land is crucial. Annually, one million acres of farmland are converted to nonfarm uses. Most of the conversion happens in metropolitan counties where four out of five Americans live. Urban agriculture is… Read More

National Farm Safety and Health Week: COVID-19 Farm Safety

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What is National Farm Safety and Health Week? Agriculture is one of the most important industries in the United States, but also one of the most hazardous. Many injuries seen in agriculture can be prevented… Read More

Helping Buyers and Sellers Connect During COVID-19 Disruptions to Florida Food Markets

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but… Read More