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  • North Florida Melon Producers ‘Escape Bullet’ with Recent Frost Events
    By Clint Thompson North Florida watermelon plants appear to have survived frost events in the past two weeks. Bob Hochmuth, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) regional specialized Extension agent in Live Oak, Florida, described what growers are observing in the fields. “I think so far, the frost last week, the […]
  • What to Expect? Pecan Beginners Class Scheduled for March 28
    By Clint Thompson Interest in producing pecans in the Southeast has not waned; even with prices plummeting in recent years and input costs skyrocketing. Growers are still establishing orchards, and those interested in producing trees are signing up for the pecan beginner’s class, says Lenny Wells, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist. “We still […]
  • Harvest Nears for Vidalia Onion Crop
    By Clint Thompson Georgia’s Vidalia onion producers are getting closer to harvesting this year’s crop. Cliff Riner, Vidalia Onion Committee chairman, discussed the expected timeframe growers have in preparing to pick this year’s onions. “Most everything’s going to be the end of March and first of April to start. We’ll probably see a slight gap […]

RSS News from Citrus Industry

  • Highlights From California’s Citrus Showcase
    Many growers and industry partners attended the 2023 Citrus Showcase in early March, California Citrus Mutual (CCM) reported. The trade show was sold out with more than 100 industry partners exhibiting the latest in citrus industry technology, research and products. The event started with a panel discussion on the state of the citrus industry. Panel […]
  • TITLE: PIECES OF THE PAST: Once a Farmer, Always a Farmer
    By Brenda Eubanks Burnette While passing through St. Augustine one weekend, I came across a sign in the Washington Oaks Historic District that made me stop and take a photo so I would look into it at a later time. In 2009, the National Register of Historic Places designated Washington Oaks as a national historic […]
  • Legislation to Ease Ag Sales-Tax Exemptions
    Recently filed state legislation would create a Florida Farm Tax Exempt Agricultural Materials (TEAM) card to be used for sales-tax-exempt purchases of agricultural materials. The filing was announced by Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson, state Sen. Jay Collins, state Rep. Danny Alvarez and agriculture stakeholders. “The Florida Farm TEAM Card will help to alleviate […]