ARS aquatic toxicologist Dave Straus adds fish eggs to hatching chambers in a study at Keo Fish Farm. Photo by Cindy Ledbetter, Agricultural Research Service
Fungus on fish eggs isn’t only an eyesore for the aquaculture industry, it’s also deadly to fish and expensive to treat. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have found that copper sulfate kills fish egg fungus and is cheaper than current treatments.
Raw oysters on ice. Oyster, shellfish, seafood, food safety. 2009 Annual Research Report. Photo by Tyler Jones.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, you might be thinking about revving things up by eating a few oysters. We’ve all heard that oysters are aphrodisiacs, but researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences say there’s more to the story.
“Oysters might be perceived as an aphrodisiac because they have a high proportion of glycogen, a form of stored carbohydrate that can give you energy,” said Peter Frederick, a research professor with the UF/IFAS department of wildlife ecology and conservation. Read the rest of this entry »
On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam is joined by Executive Chef Justin Timineri to talk about the newest Fresh! Recipe video featuring Florida Spiny Lobster Tails. Read the rest of this entry »
Those in agriculture won’t want to miss the Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference coming up next week. University of Florida/IFAS economists and other experts will discuss economic insights helpful for making informed business and policy decisions. The second annual event, organized by the UF/IFAS food and resource economics department, will be held February 9th from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Balm, Florida. Read the rest of this entry »
President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly picked former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be Agriculture Secretary under the incoming administration. While the USDA landing team has yet to confirm the nominee, multiple media outlets attributed a senior transition official as saying Trump will nominate Perdue to the post.
Agriculture is, and has been a very important part of Florida. And that is a message that Dr. Jack Payne, University of Florida senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, wants to make sure all citizens of the state understand.
A special master appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court finished hearing arguments Thursday in a high-profile legal battle about divvying up water in a river system shared by Florida and Georgia, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Special Master Ralph Lancaster said he could rule by Christmas, with the dispute then going back to the Supreme Court.
THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, November 16, 2016………. Florida wildlife officials expressed concern Wednesday that the government of the Bahamas is in talks with China to split fishing rights in waters east of Florida.
State Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Executive Director Nick Wiley said the potential deal, as reported, could impact Read the rest of this entry »
Orlando, Fla. – Delegates at Florida Farm Bureau’s 2016 Annual Meeting have unanimously re-elected Brant Schirard as vice president of the organization. First elected as Florida Farm Bureau vice president in 2010, Schirard will now begin his fourth consecutive term.
In an effort to assist agricultural producers in meeting their land management goals while protecting our natural resources, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida will hold a State Technical Advisory Committee Meeting on November 15th in Gainesville.
A new tarping regulation for citrus loads was put on hold by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). Ag leaders say the industry should still make plans to comply, since the rules will soon be enforced. An enforcement date has not been announced, but could come as soon as April 1. The new […]
More than 90 Florida citrus groves or former citrus groves were sold in 2016. Twenty four of the former groves are transitioning to other agriculture or to development. The sales are detailed in the Lay of the Land 2016 Market Report prepared by Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate (CBCSRE) in Lakeland. The report was […]