RSS Vegetable & Specialty Crop News

  • Florida Farm Bureau President to Participate in Virtual Hearing on Seasonal and Perishable Produce
    Gainesville, Fla. –  Florida Farm Bureau President John L. Hoblick will provide public comment to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Agriculture on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 9 a.m. EST to address concerns of unfair trade practices with Mexico. In this virtual hearing, federal officials […]
  • Gloomy Projections Remain for North Carolina Grapes
    It is nearing harvest time for North Carolina grape producers. Unfortunately, original projections remain true for this year’s crop. It is expected to be a down year for grape farmers. “With the vinefera grapes for the wine industry in the western part because of all of the frost events we had in the spring, most […]
  • Update: How to Report Unsolicited Seeds
    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumers Services (FDACS) has an updated website to help the state’s residents know how to proceed if they receive unsolicited seeds in the mail. Those who do receive seeds, please click here. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services(FDACS) is warning Floridians about unsolicited packages of seeds received through the […]

RSS News from Citrus Industry

  • Made in the Shade
    Feral citrus growing in natural hammocks reveals insights about production and HLB. By Christopher Vincent and Anirban Guha Would you rather go outside in August and stand for a few hours in the sun or in the shade? It turns out citrus prefers the shade, too. In the past two years, we have been researching […]
  • California Ag Responds to COVID-19 Pressure
    Now a COVID-19 hot spot, California agriculture has been working to protect its labor force from the pandemic. However, COVID-19 exposures have occurred and illness reports are on the rise. “Rising rates in the Central Valley are concerning. California is making $52M available to increase testing, contact tracing and quarantine efforts, and sending strike teams […]
  • Citrus Products Recalled by Packing Facility
    Freshouse II, LLC has recalled Valencia oranges, lemons, limes, organic limes and red B potatoes because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. The recall was voluntarily […]