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Fear Not: You'll Get Your Thanksgiving Turkey, Pumpkin PieAmid fear over a possible turkey and pumpkin shortage due to the bird flu and heavy rains, Americans this year are being advised not to worry.
Meat Processor Recalling Over 160,000 Pounds Of Ground BeefOver 160,000 pounds of ground beef is being recalled by a Nebraska-based meat company over an E. coli scare.
Putnam: Citrus Industry 'In A Fight For Its Life'State Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam wants another $8.5 million next year to help fight a deadly citrus disease, as Florida's orange crop was forecast Friday to hit a 52-year low in the upcoming season.
UF Researchers Develop Device To Count Citrus Fruit DropResearchers at the University of Florida have invented a way to quickly and accurately count the amount of citrus fruit dropped early so that growers can see where the deadly citrus greening disease is most affecting groves.
Tenderized Meat To Be Labeled In 2016Some steaks and roasts on store shelves have been mechanically tenderized but until recently there were no rules in place to let consumers know if what they were buying had been tenderized, an important piece of information for consumers.
Florida's Orange Crop To Be Smaller Than AnticipatedFlorida's orange crop is set to be smaller than anticipated, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
USDA Predicts Drop In Citrus Production This YearThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is predicting a drop in citrus production for this year.
House Proposes $17.9 Million To Combat Citrus DiseaseThe fight against a disease infecting Florida's oranges would get a hefty boost from a House spending proposal.
Disease Continues To Squeeze Florida Orange ForecastAlready forecast to be lower than last year's yield, citrus greening has dropped this season's orange production prediction even further.
USDA Plans To Spend $30 Million On Fighting Citrus DiseaseIn 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.
Food Company Recalls Meat Sent To Florida A food company is recalling more than 850 pounds of beef and chicken that were distributed in Florida.
$372.5M In Federal Funds Awarded To Conservation ProjectsProjects 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.
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