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
What is an acceptable value for leasing land?
Many agriculture producers rely on leased land to produce their product. The USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service provides data based on regions, states, and counties. This information ... READ MORE
There will be a Fall Harvest Lunch and Learn on September 14th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, to be held at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center-Suwannee Valley in Live Oak, Fl. This program is being facilitated by local and regional ... READ MORE
Agricultural producers in the area have hit the ground running when it comes to implementing strategies that will help reduce water withdrawal from our aquifer. Soil moisture sensors are one of the most popular precision tools that have been ... READ MORE
Peanuts provide a delicious and accessible source of protein to the human diet. Peanuts are considered a legume and are related to beans, lentils, and soy. They are rich in protein, fats, and various other nutrients. Studies ... READ MORE
Peanuts - An Environmentally Friendly Crop
Sustainable farming includes operating in an economically feasible way, while maintaining the health of the land and surrounding environment at the same time. Peanuts are a popular option because most ... READ MORE
There will be a Spring Harvest Lunch and Learn on May 11th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, to be held at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center-Suwannee Valley in Live Oak, Fl. This program is being facilitated by ... READ MORE
Weeds affect farmers directly through burdensome production costs. This economic impact is a direct result of the high costs of manufactured herbicides, tillage equipment and machinery, fuel costs, yield loss, and land value loss. A second negative ... READ MORE
Precision agriculture technology has become one of the most popular fields of research worldwide. Science is continuously looking for more efficient ways to improve how we feed the world. Various technological aspects of precision farming utilize ... READ MORE
Suwannee County has a largely diverse agriculture industry and cattle production is a large component. Hay, silage, and pasture production are also large industries that stem from the cattle production systems in place within the county.