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RSS Vegetable & Specialty Crop News

  • Pollinator Partnership’s 10th Annual Pollinator Week
    Pollinator Week 2017 is the tenth consecutive year of the program that unifies the nation around the vital issue of pollinator conservation. June 19 through 25 has been designated National Pollinator Week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of the Interior.   More than 160 events across North America have also been […]
  • Perdue Hosts Mexico and Canada Agriculture Leaders in His Home State
    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue hosted his counterparts from Mexico and Canada in an event held in Savannah, Georgia, where they toured the Georgia Ports Authority and took a farm tour, and to participate in a series of meetings preparing for the upcoming renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). There is a lot […]
  • Research Continues to Prevent Disease in Pomegranates
    When it comes to growing pomegranates in Florida, researchers are working to protect and prevent diseases. Gary Vallad, an associate professor of plant pathology at the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, is currently in his third season of testing the best way to protect and prevent […]

RSS News from Citrus Industry

  • Hunt on FDOC Budget and Grove Conditions
    The Florida Citrus Commission (FCC) on June 21 set a preliminary 2017-18 Florida Department of Citrus (FDOC) operating budget of $17.5 million. That’s a 22 percent reduction from last season and the lowest FDOC budget in decades. The final budget will be set after the U.S. Department of Agriculture issues the first Florida citrus crop […]
  • Court Wants Quick Response on Citrus Veto
    from: News Service of Florida The Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday gave Gov. Rick Scott’s administration until noon on Monday to respond to a lawsuit challenging the governor’s veto of $37.4 million intended to go to residents whose healthy citrus trees were cut down as the state tried to eradicate the citrus canker disease. The […]
  • Citrus Industry Tightens Belt Amid Industry Woes
    by Jim Turner, News Service of Florida The Florida Department of Citrus plans to continue to squeeze its operations during the coming year as the industry struggles, though travelers will still be able to receive free orange juice at state welcome centers. The Florida Citrus Commission, which oversees the department, approved a preliminary $17.5 million […]