RSS Vegetable & Specialty Crop News

  • On Tour in the Everglades Agricultural Area
    The Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) is a unique region with a long, rich history. Last week, members of the AgNet Media team had the privilege to visit the EAA and surrounding farm areas to meet with some of the area’s key players. During the three-day tour, the team explored agricultural production systems, ranging from sugar […]
  • USDA Seeks Nominees for Reestablished Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee
    Eligible nominees include anyone actively working in the fruit and vegetable industry as growers, shippers, wholesalers, distributors, brokers, retailers, restaurant representatives, processors, fresh cut processors, foodservice suppliers, representatives of state departments of agriculture and members of trade associations. Written nominations must be received by May 24, 2018 and should be emailed to marlene.betts@ams.usda.gov or Valerie.minick@ams.usda.gov […]
  • Providing Perspective on the Annual Dirty Dozen List
    By Brian German The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released their annual Dirty Dozen list, which according to their methodology, names the produce that has the highest levels of pesticide residue. The analysis that is performed is not designed to provide specifics about residue levels or provide the significance of that type of exposure. “For […]

RSS News from Citrus Industry

  • Visiting Southern Gardens Citrus
    Last week, members of the AgNet Media team had the opportunity to visit the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) to meet with some of the area’s key players. During the three-day tour, the team explored various agricultural operations, including Southern Gardens Citrus. The Southern Gardens Citrus visit began with a tour of Devil’s Garden Grove, led […]
  • PIECES OF THE PAST: A Sentimental Journey to Winter Park
    By Brenda Eubanks Burnette This year’s Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival poster featured a look reminiscent of the old citrus crate labels. The artist, Florida native Don Dewitt, noted the poster was also a “nod” to the Winter Park Farmers’ Market located by the old train depot on New England Avenue. The depot was built […]
  • Post-Irma Ag Relief Could Come Soon
    Florida farmers awaiting federal disaster relief to help cover losses from Hurricane Irma last September may learn more details this week about the highly anticipated program. The $2.36 billion Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (WHIP) is expected to offer a direct-payments model that would not hold growers to traditional payment limitations and would establish a […]