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Sunbelt Ag Expo suspends plans for Its 43rd annual show

North America’s premier farm show, the Sunbelt Ag Expo, has provided a venue for the agricultural industry to conduct business for 42 years. For the first time, since its beginnings in 1978, the gates at... more »

Delivery of personal protection equipment for ag workers set in North Carolina

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) said July 21 it is taking further action to prevent and respond to COVID-19 outbreaks among the agricultural workforce, delivering critical personal protection equipment for... more »

During this hurricane season, USDA offers new and improved insurance options

The 2020 hurricane season has begun, and many experts have predicted above-normal activity this year. USDA is ready to help you during this hurricane season. USDA helps producers recover from disasters and prepare for future... more »

New Ponca blackberry variety gets good early response

The new Ponca blackberry variety released over the winter is catching the attention of  growers and the market, according to its breeder, John R. Clark, a distinguished professor of horticulture at the University of Arkansas.... more »

UF/IFAS needs grower input to better train agricultural workers

The COVID-19 crisis has hit Florida’s agricultural industry hard with new challenges on how to protect workers who are essential to keeping our nation’s food supply flowing. The UF/IFAS Extension team that works with producers... more »

Shriveled blueberries could signal mummy berry disease

Blueberries are one of the most popular fruits for Georgia because they are relatively low maintenance compared to other fruit species. However, there is one particular disease issue known as “mummy berry” that can be... more »

Florida ag department disputes claims ag is driving COVID-19 hike in Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on June 16 again echoed his recent sentiments from about COVID-19 spread among Florida farmworkers as the state reported the highest increase in new coronavirus cases Tuesday, however, the Florida Department of Agriculture... more »

Extension’s mobile farmers’ markets rolling again in metro Atlanta

Mobile farmers' markets are rolling again in metro Atlanta to continue serving fresh produce and delivering nutrition education to communities through curbside pickups and digital content. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents and staff have... more »

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