Agri View: Healthy Eating

Dan Agri View, Fruits, Vegetables

Everett Griner talks about healthy eating, something few Americans properly do, in today’s Agri View. Healthy Eating OK, how much fruit and vegetables do you eat eat each day? Not enough? Well, the Center for Disease Control recently did a very new study. Based on what they found out the vast majority of Americans fall way short of the recommended …


Keep Your New Year’s Resolution with Green Juice

Dan Fruits, Organic, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Everyone makes a New Year’s Resolution. Cathy Isom helps keep those of us that made one about staying healthy, and on a diet by telling us about a day devoted to getting your greens. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Keep Your New Year’s Resolution with Green Juice January 26th is National Green Juice Day. A food holiday …

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Florida Farmers Brace for Cold Weather

Dan Cattle, Citrus, Field Crops, Florida, Fruits, Industry News Release, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, Vegetables, Weather

Florida farmers were preparing Thursday for continuing cold weather, with temperatures expected to drop into the 30s overnight as far south as Fort Myers and Homestead. Many of Florida’s crops cannot handle freezing temperatures for long periods. Citrus and strawberry farmers are preparing harvests ahead of time, often running irrigation systems to create small layers of ice over the fruit …


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, …


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, …


Agroterrorism: American Food Supply a Growing Concern In DC

Dan Beef, Field Crops, Industry News Release, Vegetables

What’s being done to keep the American food supply safe and allow farmers to continue to produce the food and fiber the nation needs? That was one of several topics discussed during a Senate hearing Wednesday. General Richard Myers, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for President George W. Bush, was asked what currently keeps him up at …


Greenhouse Veggies to Grow in Winter

Dan This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Cathy Isom has some tips about the best veggies to grow in the greenhouse during the colder winter months. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Greenhouse Veggies to Grow in Winter Some of your favorite vegetables can be grown during the colder winter months, especially if your greenhouse is setup to allow thermal mass heating. Summertime annuals will …

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Florida Ag Expo is Wednesday

Dan Florida, Fruits, Vegetables

The 2017 Florida Ag Expo, a can’t-miss opportunity for growers and consultants looking to maximize profitability in fruit and vegetable production, will be held Wednesday in Balm. And Dr. Jack Payne, University of Florida senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, says they have a great lineup for those who attend.