U.S. Wheat Closing Cairo Office

Dan Industry News Release, Wheat

U.S. Wheat Associates announced it would close its office located in Cairo, Egypt in December. U.S. Wheat President Vince Peterson called the decision “difficult.” However, he said the organization saw a need to begin adjusting its activities in the Middle East and North Africa several years ago as the supply of significantly lower-priced wheat from Russia increased. The organization previously …

soil moisture

Soil Moisture Sensors Help Suwannee Valley Growers Manage Irrigation

Dan Field Crops, Florida, Research, Water

Soil Moisture Sensors (or SMS) are a precision agriculture technology on the rise in North Florida. Using electronic sensors at various depths, moisture readings are taken continuously throughout the day. By using this technology, growers are now able to “see underground” and at a distance through cell phone transmission of data. UF/IFAS Extension, as part of the land grant system, …


Agri View: Changing Fabric

Dan Agri View, Cotton

Everett Griner talks about how the cotton fabric is changing and losing ground to synthetics in today’s Agri View.       Image credit: from Rajni Sharma / Fashion and Apparel Cotton Fabric – Used for making uniform, aprons, shirts, trousers, dresses, etc. #CottonFabric

Georgia Grown

Georgia Grown and Sewn T-Shirts Now Available

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Industry News Release

The Georgia Cotton Commission, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Agriculture and Georgia Grown, unveiled a new line of Georgia Grown T-Shirts grown and sewn locally in Georgia during the 40th Annual Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia. “The Georgia Cotton Commission is proud to work with Commissioner Black (Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black) to showcase the quality cotton …

field corn

UF/IFAS-Led Team Wins National Award for Research on Heat-Tolerant Field Corn

Dan Corn, Florida, Industry News Release, Research

Field corn is one of the world’s most important cereal grains, and efforts to develop new heat-tolerant varieties of this crop have earned national recognition for a scientific team led by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences molecular geneticist Curt Hannah. On Thursday, Oct. 12, representatives of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and …


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 …

Researchers Request Grower Feedback

Abbey Taylor Field Crops, Florida

By Jaci Shreckengost Researchers at the University of Florida’s West Florida Research and Education Center (WFREC) are working to solve pest management issues with field crops. Silvana Paula-Moraes, an entomologist and professor at WFREC, said there are multiple projects, including grower surveys and pest trapping, to gain better knowledge of the pest issues Florida growers face. These projects will help …