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Category: Agribusiness

The Agricultural Classification (Greenbelt) 101

As an agriculture agent, one question I get a lot is “How do I apply for the ag exemption?” Clients who ask this are typically referring to granting their property Agricultural Classification, more commonly referred… 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

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

Beef Quality Assurance-It’s Good…Great for Everyone

In a nutshell, Beef Quality Assurance is a national program that raises consumer confidence by educating people on proper management techniques and a commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry (BQA.org). When better quality cows leave… Read More

Organic Strawberries and Why Disease Testing Matters

I visited an organic strawberry grower the other day who was worried about a rapidly expanding disease in part of her field containing the Camarosa variety. The symptoms were what you see before you: leaf… Read More