Drones And Dogs Deployed In Battle To Save The Guacamole

With the avocado killers hiding in the trees, heat-sensing drones are launched into the air. When the killer, a deadly fungus spread by tiny beetles, is located—the dogs are sent in.


(PHOTO IS FROM 2010) WINTER GARDEN, FL - JANUARY 11: Ice covers oranges on a tree creating a protective shell in a commercial grove January 11, 2010 near Winter Garden, Florida. Sub-freezing temperatures were present in the region throughout the weekend, endangering the citrus crop. (Photo by: Matt Stroshane/Getty Images)

Official: Today’s Cold Air Did Not Damage Citrus

The cold air that has moved into Florida is forecast to bring temperatures down again Thursday night and into Friday morning.


Flooding in Davie destroys crops. (Source: CBS4)

Broward County Cleans Up After Friday’s Flooding

The water is receding in Broward County but some are still feeling the effects of Friday’s floods.


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USDA Grants Disaster Aid To Miami-Dade Farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Miami-Dade County a primary natural disaster area following severe weather that caused an estimated $51 million in crop damage in the county.


(Source: CBS4) Worker in the fields during a cold snap in Florida

Miami-Dade Farmers Seek Federal Aid For Crop Loss

Miami-Dade officials have asked the U.S.D.A. to issue a disaster declaration to cover the loss of more than $50 million in local agriculture.


(Source: CBS4)

Emergency Order Extended To Allow For Transporting Freeze-Vulnerable Crops

Florida farmers will have more time to continue harvesting and transporting affected crops to facilities before they deteriorate after the order relaxing trucking restrictions was extended.


(Source: CBS4) Worker in the fields during a cold snap in Florida

Strawberries Ok, But Other Crops Damaged By Chill

TALLAHASSEE (CBS4) – We all know December was frigid in Florida, it was devastating to farmers and that could mean high prices for some vegetables, or even to shortages in some crops badly hurt by […]


The cold temperature is a potentially huge trouble for crops in the place that serves as the nation's winter vegetable garden.

Farmers Spray Crops Before Temperature Drop

South Florida farmers will be up very late Monday night or very early Tuesday morning to protect their crops from potentially damaging cold.


Farmers spray their crops with water to insulate them from the cold.  (Source: CBS)

Farmers Examine Crops After Frost Damage

It was another long night for South Florida farmers and crews as they kept a wary eye on the thermometer as temperatures once again dipped into the low 30s.



Crops, People Prepped Again For A Cold Night

Farmers in Miami-Dade County’s agricultural industry are expecting another sleepless night as temperatures across South Florida plunge to near record lows and threaten tender crops.