DeSantis on Dorian: Don’t Let Your Guard Down

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Weather

TALLAHASSEE (NSF) — As Hurricane Dorian shifted northeast early Saturday, Gov. Ron DeSantis urged Floridians to remain vigilant and cautioned the storm could still produce “major flooding events” across the state. “I would remind people that, as you’re looking at these forecasts, a bump in one direction or the other could have really significant ramifications in terms of impact,” DeSantis …


Georgia Cotton Producers Watching Dorian

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Weather

As Hurricane Dorian gets closer to the U.S. mainland, it is becoming obvious just how many crops could be affected by the strong storm. And Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton knows it could cause problems with the cotton crop, and possibly affect the 2019 UGA Cotton & Peanut Research Field Day scheduled for next Wednesday in Tifton.


Millions in Agricultural Crops at Risk as Dorian Approaches Florida

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Citrus, Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, Fruits, General, Georgia, Industry, Industry News Release, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables, Water, Weather

GAINESVILLE, FL (UF/IFAS) — If Hurricane Dorian makes landfall mid-way up Florida’s Atlantic Coast – as many models predicted Thursday afternoon – the storm could devastate not only Central Florida tourist destinations, but also the region’s agricultural areas, which include significant acreage devoted to citrus, vegetable, ornamental plant and cattle production. Economists and Extension faculty with the University of Florida …


All Eyes on Dorian as it Approaches U.S.

Dan Florida, Weather

Across Florida all eyes are on Hurricane Dorian. Wednesday, Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for 26 counties in anticipation of a powerful hit from the storm. The order covers numerous functions of state government, while also clearing the way for agreements with other states to coordinate resources. According to the News Service of Florida, the order covers all …


Forum Addresses Climate Change and Agriculture

Dan Education, Environment, Florida, Weather

By Ernie Neff Florida ag producers, scientists, Congresswoman Kathy Castor and others discussed agriculture in the face of climate change in a forum held Monday in Gainesville. The forum was Agriculture and Forestry in a Changing Climate: What the Future Holds for Florida. Jack Payne, senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources at the University of Florida Institute of …