georgia

USDA Survey Shows Millennials Prefer Fruits, Vegetables

Dan Fruits, Industry News Release, Vegetables

A recent Department of Agriculture report shows that millennials prefer fruits and vegetables over grains and meats. The USDA report analyzed food-buying data by generation. Agri-Pulse reports that millennials spend the smallest share of their food budgets on grains, white meat and red meat. Millennials, those born between 1981 and the mid-2000s, are now the largest, most diverse living generation, …

bruce summers

Expanding U.S. Commodity Markets Top Priority for USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service

Dan Industry News Release

64.5 billion pounds of fruit and vegetables, and 44.4 billion eggs graded/inspected domestically The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced the agency facilitated the export of more than $3.8 billion of American produced agricultural products in Fiscal Year 2017 through its Export Verification (EV), grading and classing programs. In a major victory for U.S. beef producers, …

growers

Keeping Fruits and Veggies Fresh

Dan Fruits, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Cathy Isom has some tips about how to keep your fruits and veggies fresher, longer. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.       There is nothing more annoying or perhaps upsetting when finding one of your favorite fruits and vegetables that you’ve been waiting to enjoy has already ripened to the point of rotten. Every year, the typical …

obesity

UF Helps Slow the Cycle of Food-Insecurity, Obesity

Dan Florida, Fruits, Industry News Release, Vegetables

LaToya O’Neal and others at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are trying to ensure that all people can buy nutritious food and, in turn, curb obesity among those with limited daily access to healthy food. Those who go day to day with little to no access to nutritious food are food-insecure, O’Neal said. About 13 …

A Healthy Impact: Fruits and Vegetables Boost Alabama’s Economy

Dan Alabama, Fruits, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

While fruits and vegetables are undeniably good for the body, they’re also a major boost for Alabama’s economy, Auburn University and Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station economists found in a recently completed analysis of the industry. “Specialty crops is definitely a potential growth area for Alabama,” said Deacue Fields, chair of the College of Agriculture’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural …