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  • UF Study: Family, Friends Are First Source for Food Safety Info
      By: Brad Buck, 352-294-3303, bradbuck@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Most people who wonder about food safety will ask their family or friends for help, not necessarily experts, according to new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences research. On the other hand, those people categorized by UF/IFAS researchers as “seekers” make it a […]
  • Sonny Perdue Sworn in as 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
    (Washington, D.C., April 25, 2017) – Sonny Perdue was sworn in as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture by fellow Georgian and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Clarence Thomas in a brief ceremony today at the Supreme Court building.  The U.S. Senate confirmed Secretary Perdue by a vote of 87-to-11 on Monday evening.  […]
  • Gianna Rivera Wins “Fresh From Florida” Student Chef Cook-Off
    Contact: Kinley Tuten April 25, 2017 (850) 617-7737 Twitter: @FDACSNews TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services today announced that Gianna Rivera of Bloomingdale High School in Hillsborough County is the 2017 “Fresh From Florida” Student Chef Cook-Off champion. Rivera competed against four other regional finalists from across the state. Rivera’s winning Citrus […]

RSS News from Citrus Industry

  • Citrus Outlook from Price Perspective
        Are lower production estimates for citrus impacting prices growers are expected to receive for oranges, grapefruits, and other crops? Rod Bain has that story. The post Citrus Outlook from Price Perspective appeared first on Citrus Industry Magazine.
  • CREC and FDOC: Decades of Working Together
    As the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC) celebrates its 100th anniversary, administrators are praising a decades-long relationship between researchers with CREC and the Florida Department of Citrus (FDOC). “Housing the FDOC and CREC scientists at the same location has brought together the expertise needed to […]
  • Why Bicarbonates Matter for HLB Management
    By Jim Graham and Kelly Morgan Huanglongbing (HLB), greening and yellow shoot are names for the most devastating citrus disease in the world. Symptoms of HLB include a distinctive chlorotic mottle on fully expanded leaves. Infected shoots are stunted, and branches gradually die back as the symptoms appear in other sectors of the tree canopy. […]