citrus business

Register Now for International Citrus Business Conference

Dan Citrus, International, News from Our Sponsors

If you are involved in the citrus industry, then you are encouraged to attend the 2018 International Citrus Business Conference March 27–28, 2018 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort in Daytona Beach, Florida. The event, organized by Morris Agribusiness Services and AgNet Media, will give those attending a chance to be involved in the discussion for the future of …

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Negron Backs Aid for Agriculture Industry

Dan Citrus, Field Crops, Florida, Industry News Release, Livestock, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables

Florida lawmakers should provide financial help to the agriculture industry to aid its recovery from Hurricane Irma, the Senate president said Friday. Without putting a price tag on the state’s contribution, Senate President Joe Negron appeared to favor tax cuts and mitigation measures rather than loans. He pointed to major damage sustained by citrus growers but also said assistance should …

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100th Anniversary of the Citrus Research and Education Center

Dan Citrus, Education, Research

University of Florida officials, citrus scientists, growers and other stakeholders will gather at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC) in Lake Alfred this Wednesday, November 29 for the 100th anniversary of the CREC. Dr. Jack Payne, University of Florida senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, is looking forward to the big event. UF/IFAS Citrus REC celebrates …

Sweet and Sour Fruit Surprise

Dan Citrus, Georgia

A Marietta, Georgia man is claiming the discovery of new sweet, or sour, fruit, and is currently waiting on the test results to prove it. According to a story from the Marietta Daily Journal, Eddie Rhoades was checking the fruit trees in his yard for bird nests last spring when he discovered three unfamiliar citrus fruits. To read more of …

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UF/IFAS Celebrates Partnership as it Commemorates Century of CREC

Dan Citrus, Florida, Industry News Release, Research

Whether they’ve faced problems with pests, pathogens, soils, water or natural disasters, growers have turned to scientists at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC) for answers for the past 100 years. Scientists at the Citrus REC have worked with growers to help them produce the best fruit and juices available, UF/IFAS experts say. UF/IFAS officials, other dignitaries and …

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Putnam on Updated Citrus Crop Forecast

Dan Citrus, Crop Forecasts, Florida

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its monthly citrus crop forecast for the 2017-2018 season: “Today’s lowered forecast shows that the damage to Florida citrus from Hurricane Irma is still unfolding, and it will continue to for some time. Florida’s growers need support and they need it fast. …

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Farmers May Get Loans to Help With Irma Damage

Dan Aquaculture, Cattle, Citrus, Field Crops, Florida, Livestock, Weather

Florida farmers in 44 counties may be eligible for federal loans to help cover damage inflicted by Hurricane Irma, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced. Still, Florida might have to wait months for broader federal assistance to the agriculture industry, which sustained more than $2.5 billion in losses from the storm. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue notified Gov. Rick …