In case you were wondering, the Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) 2016 Fresh Summit Convention & Expo is still on. The annual event will be held October 14-16 in Orlando, Florida. Some had wondered if Hurricane Matthew might have changed those plans, but PMA’s vice president of industry relations, Kathy Means, says the event is still on.
The 2016 version of Sunbelt Ag Expo is just a week away, as the annual event kicks off next Tuesday in Moultrie, Georgia. Show director Chip Blalock says this is a great place for consumers to learn more about agriculture.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Agriculture and natural resources interests are invited to come home to the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and see some informative exhibits during Agriculture and Gardening Day Oct. 15, outside The Swamp.
“Come home” because it’s homecoming weekend at UF, and the Gators are playing the Missouri Tigers. People affiliated with agriculture and natural resources have bought discounted tickets to the football game. Read the rest of this entry »
On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam talks about the National Farm to School Month and what Florida is doing to better connect our farmers and schools.
President Barack Obama promised “strong cooperation” between federal, state and local governments in response to Hurricane Matthew as it churned off northeastern Florida on Friday.
“FEMA has worked diligently to pre-position resources, assets, water, food, commodities,” Obama said in comments from the Oval Office on Friday. “And as the hurricane moves north, Read the rest of this entry »
The Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) 2016 Fresh Summit Convention & Expo is scheduled to take place next week in Orlando, Florida. But some wonder if Hurricane Matthew will change those plans. According to Kathy Means, vice president of industry relations for PMA, the event is still on.
Many folks along the East Coast have been or are currently being impacted by Hurricane Matthew. Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini is encouraging farmers and ranchers who suffer damage to their operations to contact their local FSA office.
The annual Georgia National Fair is underway in Perry, and Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black invites everyone to come and see what all agriculture has to offer in the Georgia Grown building.
President Barack Obama signed an order Thursday to coordinate supplies and equipment for Florida in advance of Hurricane Matthew. Gov. Rick Scott, who requested the pre-storm relief, including water, food and tarps, said after the order was signed that Florida will need more federal aid.
“I am asking the President for additional generators and pumps to help with power outages and flooding once the storm hits,” Scott said in a release Thursday afternoon. “Following the most recent weather briefing from the National Hurricane Center, we can expect to have a lot of Read the rest of this entry »
All along the East coast from Florida through the Carolina’s all eyes are on tropics. There could be some significant impacts to agriculture in the path of hurricane Matthew. Gary Crawford has a report that looks at those, along with information of what livestock producers in the path of Matthew should do to get ready, and what many USDA offices and laboratories along the Southeast Coastal area are doing to minimize possible damage from Matthew.
WASHINGTON, Sep. 29, 2016 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 9 counties in Georgia as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by a recent drought. Those counties are:
Baldwin, Bibb, Hancock, Houston, Jones, Peach, Taliaferro, Twiggs and Wilkinson
AgNet Media, University of Florida Athletics and the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) reminds everyone in the ag community that if you have yet to purchase tickets for the 2016 Agriculture and Gardening Day at UF, when the Gators play University of Missouri Tigers at UF’s homecoming football game, now is the time to do so. That big event will be held in just over 2 weeks, on October 15th.
Another early detection and screening process for HLB has been developed at the University of California, Davis. Cristina Davis, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is using volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as indicators of disease in trees. VOCs are odors that are emitted by all living things. These odors can be very meaningful, because they […]
HLB pre-screening through analyzing plant metabolism holds potential to be a relatively inexpensive option for growers. Caroline Slupsky, professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science and the Department of Technology at the University of California, Davis, is looking at the metabolism of citrus trees and analyzing changes as indicators of stress and disease. […]