U.S. Department of Agriculture
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is predicting a drop in citrus production for this year.
The fight against a disease infecting Florida’s oranges would get a hefty boost from a House spending proposal.
Already forecast to be lower than last year’s yield, citrus greening has dropped this season’s orange production prediction even further.
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 food company is recalling more than 850 pounds of beef and chicken that were distributed in Florida.
Projects designed to cut down on fertilizer runoff, expand bird nesting areas and restore native grasslands are among those selected for funding under a new initiative that encourages conservation partnerships between government and private organizations.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam all easily defeated their Democratic opponents Tuesday, positioning them for possible runs for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 2018.
Even in the wake of the citrus greening epidemic, Federal agriculture officials are predicting an increase in Florida oranges for the upcoming growing season.
As the school year ends, classrooms and playgrounds will empty for the summer — but that will leave many Florida children hungry because they rely on free and reduced-cost school meals for breakfast and lunch.
Florida’s Orange crop this year is looking to be the lowest harvest in 24 years.