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Initial Hurricane Ian damage estimates released

Hurricane Ian damaged more than 5 million acres of Florida agricultural land, including non-citrus fruit and tree nuts and winegrape vineyards in an estimated $1.56 billion in damages. University of Florida (UF) Institute of Food... more »

Paul Rood Jr., Michigan orchardist, dies

Paul Joseph Rood, Jr., of Paul Rood Orchards, 94, died in his home in Covert, Michigan, on Oct. 7. Rood owned Paul Rood Orchards, a centennial farm in the southwest part of Michigan that specializes... more »

Florida seeks Hurricane Ian disaster assistance

As growers continue to assess damage from Hurricane Ian, the storm caused significant damage to agricultural operations on more than 4 million acres of Florida farmland. Some farm facilities experienced losses of up to 100... more »

Climate threats to farming seen by California governor’s office

California is preparing for a drier future. Climate impacts affecting the state, such as drought, a shrinking snowpack, higher temperatures and wildfires, were central to a discussion last week by California Department of Food and... more »

MSU Extension presents tree fruit field day Nov. 1

Michigan State University Extension representatives will discuss their latest research at the MSU Extension Tree Fruit Field Day. The event is from 1:30 to 5:15 p.m. Nov. 1 at the West Michigan Research Station, in... more »

Georgia forum examines ag labor issues, laws

The Georgia Ag Labor Relations Forum features two days of updates and discussion from regulators and leading ag industry experts. The forum, Nov. 9-10, returns to Tifton, Georgia, in a new location, the Abraham Baldwin... more »

Sessions highlight new produce snacks, dining trends

One purpose of the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association’s convention was to pollinate ideas as a group that could benefit the industry. In sessions, attendees got a peek into how gene editing could help increase... more »

Florida growers discuss labor, input challenges

Florida’s growers are working to ensure state and federal policymakers hear their concerns about the numerous challenges and proposed rules to grow fresh produce. At the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) convention Sept. 12-14... more »

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