The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced new data indicating the organic industry continues to grow domestically and globally, with 24,650 certified organic operations in the United States, and 37,032 around the world. The 2016 count of U.S. certified organic farms and businesses reflects a 13 percent increase between the end of 2015 and 2016, continuing the trend of double …
Do you know an up-and-coming leader who wants to be more involved in the agriculture industry? He or she may be eligible for the Florida Fruit & Vegetable’s Emerging Leader Development Program. Launched in 2011, the program identifies and develops leaders to be strong advocates for Florida agriculture. The programming provides a wealth of information of the many issues facing …
by Brad Buck, University of florida/IFAS Consumers want produce that tickles their taste buds and is easy on the eye, but they think quality fruits and vegetables are a matter of luck, according to University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers. The fact that consumers purchase produce to satisfy their senses – not necessarily for its nutrients …
For 2016, the value of utilized production for U.S. vegetable crops was $13.4 billion. Tomatoes, head lettuce, and onions claimed the highest values, accounting for 32 percent of the 2016 total value when combined.
It is Spring and time to head to your local Farmers Market. Cathy Isom fills you in about the special produce you’ll find at its very best this time of the year. That’s coming on This Land of Ours.
Damage assessments to peaches and other southeastern crops will continue for weeks in the aftermath of this week’s freeze event. Rod Bain has the first part of this story.
On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam is joined by Executive Chef Justin Timineri to talk about using what’s in season in his new Fresh! Recipe video: Vegetable Pasta.
Do you want to add a little pzazz to your plate or salad? Cathy Isom tells us about the versatile vegetable with an eye-catching color. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Let’s start thinking about the garden. It is time to grab the garden tools and the seeds. Cathy Isom tells us about the veggies we can plant now – even in the colder weather. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
The American Seed Trade Association’s (ASTA) 56th Annual Vegetable and Flower Seed Conference is underway at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. AgNet Media is at the convention and spoke with ASTA President and CEO Andy LaVigne about the conference and why Disney World is a good venue for the industry.