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Georgia Farm Bureau funds plant pathologist to study blueberry disease

A plant pathologist at the University of Georgia Tifton campus is using a grant from the Georgia Farm Bureau to study a bacterial disease that is harming the state’s blueberry crops. Jonathan Oliver, an assistant... more »

Blueberry grower, former USHBC council member Monterde dies at 77

Blueberry grower and former U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) council member Luis Melvio Monterde died Sept. 26 at age 77 in Lumberton, Mississippi. Born Feb. 19, 1942, in... more »

University of Georgia produce safety efforts funded by Center for Produce Safety

Three University of Georgia food scientists are among the recipients of grants awarded by the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) as part of its $2.7 million program. The grants will fund projects focused on food... more »

Crop insurance deadlines near in Florida

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (USDA RMA) are reminding Florida avocado, blueberry, pasture, rangeland, and forage (PRF) and apiculture producers that deadlines... more »

Georgia Farm Bureau awards $94,000 in grants to UGA scientists

The Georgia Farm Bureau has awarded $94,000 in research grants to seven Georgia scientists and their research teams who are addressing production issues impacting Georgia farmers. Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) President Gerald Long announced the... more »

2020 Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame honorees announced

Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried and the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Foundation announced Oct. 8 the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees for 2020. The induction ceremony will be held at the Florida State Fair’s Agricultural Hall of Fame Banquet... more »

University of Florida experts help farmers cope with mental stress

When some people think of a farmer, they conjure an image of a stoic, tough-as-nails figure – one who can cope with any hardship. But that’s not always the case, particularly when cold, heat, drought,... more »

Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association holds convention, gives awards

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association's 76th annual conference at The Breakers in Palm Beach drew record attendance with a crowd of 485. “This is our 76th year of service to the agricultural industry,” said... more »


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