spotted lanternfly

Agri View: Spotted Lanternfly- A New Insect to Fear

Dan Agri View, Citrus, Field Crops, Fruits, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops

Everett Griner talks about the Spotted Lanternfly. A new insect everyone should fear in today’s Agri View. Spotted Lanternfly- A New Insect to Fear Well, we have enough bugs and insects for farmers to deal with already. But, believe me, there will be more. Right now the public is being alerted to be aware of the Spotted Lantern Fly. It …

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USDA Provides Funds to Protect Agriculture and Plants from Pests and Diseases

Dan Citrus, Industry News Release, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach announced that USDA is allocating almost $70 million from Section 10007 of the 2014 Farm Bill to support 494 projects in 49 states, Guam and Puerto Rico. These projects prevent the introduction or spread of invasive plant pests and diseases that threaten U.S. agriculture and the …

industrial hemp

UF Board of Trustees Approves Industrial Hemp Research Project

Dan Florida, Nursery Crops, Research

Florida’s farmers may have a new crop to grow if the University of Florida is successful in a pilot project to grow industrial hemp across the state. Researchers with the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) received approval  from the UF Board of Trustees to develop hemp management and cropping systems that could be  economically viable for the …

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Consumers Willing to Pay More for Fresh from Florida Plant Products, UF Study Finds

Dan Florida, Nursery Crops, Research

Florida consumers see value in and are willing to pay more for locally-grown products, especially when it comes to landscape and ornamental plants, according to a new study conducted by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty member Hayk Khachatryan. Khachatryan, who leads the Consumer Behavior & Insights Lab at the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center …

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USDA to Survey Farmers’ Planting Intentions for 2018

Dan Field Crops, Nursery Crops, Organic, Specialty Crops, USDA-NASS

As the 2018 crop production season begins, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will contact producers nationwide to determine their plans for the upcoming growing season. “Each year, the agriculture industry eagerly awaits USDA’s Prospective Plantings report, which provides the first survey-based estimates of U.S. farmers’ planting intentions for the year,” said NASS’ Southern Regional …

Popular Flowers for Valentine’s Day

Dan Nursery Crops, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom has a few good suggestions for the most popular flowers, besides roses, to give to your loved ones on Valentine’s Day. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Popular Flowers for Valentine’s Day Every year on Valentine’s Day, consumers in the United States will drop an average of about $140 on gifts, chocolate and flowers. This year, floral …

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What’s New For Crop Insurance?

Dan Economy, Field Crops, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops

Producers are encouraged to find out what’s new for crop insurance this year before the upcoming deadlines. Stephanie Ho has the story. What’s New For Crop Insurance?-1 Rob Johansson, Acting Deputy Under-secretary for Farm Production and Conservation, explains why crop insurance is an important part of the farm safety net. What’s New For Crop Insurance?-2