Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried Adds Restrictions To Sugar Industry BurningNew statewide safety rules about prescribed burns include more restrictions on burning fields of sugarcane, a common practice during the growing season.
CBD Oil: Exploring What Is Fact And What Is FictionIt is being called the miracle product to treat everything from anxiety to pain.
Florida Citrus Forecast Takes A HitEstimates of citrus production in Florida continue to slide as the 2018-2019 growing season nears an end.
Hemp Could Join Oranges As A Florida Agriculture ProductFlorida has always been known for its oranges but a new crop could be springing up across the southern state.
Drones And Dogs Deployed In Battle To Save The GuacamoleWith 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.
Lawmakers Wade Into Amendment 1 Policy, Funding With the start of Florida's legislative session looming, one of the first issues to be taken up will be new rules on the state's waters.
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.
All Eyes On Graham As She Enters CongressCongresswoman-elect Gwen Graham likes to say that when she is sworn in Tuesday, she'll be ready to "hit the ground running from day one."
Invasive Insect Threatens Iconic Florida CitrusFlorida may not be able to own up to its popular nickname the ‘Orange State’ anymore.
Report: Florida Agriculture Exports Up In 2013 Florida's international agricultural exports are up, according to a report released Wednesday.
Chilly Weather Brings Delay For Valentine's Day StrawberriesThe cold temperatures across the southeastern United States will play a role with how much you pay for strawberries around Valentine’s Day.
Florida's Fruit & Veggies Are Growing Industry2012 was a good year for Florida’s fruit and veggie industry.
The Local Food Myth: Why Locavores May Be Getting It WrongHitching health and greener planet hopes to the local food movement? You may want to reconsider.
Fake Food Trying To Make Its Way Into The U.S.We're all on the lookout for counterfeit cash. We know to be suspicious of counterfeit purses. But what about fake food? It's a growing threat in the US and beyond.
Beetle, Disease Put Dade Avocado Trees At RiskPlant pests and diseases are killing South Florida palm trees, endangering Dade County Pine trees, and have all but eradicated citrus trees from the landscape. Now, they've taken aim on the Avocado, with the discovery of a dangerous beetle and disease in a Miami-Dade commercial avocado grove.