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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Georgia Produce Safety Rule Update

Dan Georgia, Vegetables

The Georgia Farm Safety Program was established in 2013 to develop partnerships and relationships with Georgia Farmers in preparation for new regulatory requirements for Produce Safety under the Food Safety Modernization Act enacted by the U.S. Congress. The Georgia Department of Agriculture is working closely with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the implementation and enforcement of this rule. …

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Preparing the Garden for Next Year’s Crop

Dan This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Continuing her series on transitioning from fall to winter gardening, Cathy Isom has some tips about preparing your garden for next year’s crop during the winter months. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Preparing the Garden for Next Year’s Crop By now you have probably started a list of how to prepare for the winter months when it comes …