Putnam Testifies Before U.S. International Trade Commission

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade, Vegetables

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. to voice concerns about the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s potential negative economic impact on Florida’s produce industry. Excerpts from Commissioner Putnam’s remarks are below: “I’d like to address how the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement could further impact vital US farm sectors in the absence of measures …


FDACS Accepting Applications for Specialty Crop Grants

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is now accepting applications for $4 million in expected federal funding for the Florida Specialty Crop Block Grant program. The deadline to submit an application to the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program is Jan. 11, 2019. The grant, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, …


Feast on Florida-Grown Foods This Thanksgiving

Dan Citrus, Field Crops, Florida, Fruits, Vegetables

As we sit down to dine during the annual Thanksgiving feast, it’s worth noting that much of what we eat comes from Florida farmers, say University of Florida researchers. Better still, scientists with the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences try to see if they can breed and grow certain crops in Florida to help growers and consumers. When …


Celebrating National Pomegranate Month

Dan Fruits, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom tells you why you should get to know one of the world’s most healthiest fruits this month. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Celebrating National Pomegranate Month Pomegranates date back to ancient civilizations and are also featured in ancient Egyptian mythology and art. Today, we enjoy pomegranates in a wide variety of dishes and drinks, mostly …

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Greens to Plant for Cold Weather Gardening

Dan Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Cathy Isom fills us in about some great greens to plant for cold weather gardening. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Greens to Plant for Cold Weather Gardening Gardening doesn’t just begin in the spring and end in the autumn. We can have plenty of plants growing well into the winter, too. And those plants, such as greens, like …