In an effort to fight back a disease that has decimated the Sunshine State’s most famous crops, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that it plans to spend $30 million fighting citrus greening.
A U.S. Agriculture official announced Thursday the department will award $118 million in grants to help strengthen markets with specialty crops, including Florida.
Captain Citrus might be the new hero mascot of Florida oranges, but it’s a group of university researchers devising a plan to save the groves from a deadly disease.
Good news for the Florida Everglades. The Obama administration is announcing $80 million in additional funding to help in Everglades restoration.
In an effort to prevent future outbreaks of potentially deadly bacteria the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced new rules which will ban the sale of ground meat containing six additional strains of E. coli.
The U.S. government has committed to spending some big cash to help with restoration of the Florida Everglades.
The Food Pyramid is getting a makeover. First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled a new food icon, to help consumers make healthier food choices.