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UF/IFAS AgrAbility project enhances ADA

The University of Florida (UF) Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is recognizing how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has helped farming. As July 26 marked the 33rd anniversary of the ADA, UF... more »

Immigration, farmworker groups sue Florida over SB 1718

Farmworker and legal organizations have filed a federal lawsuit challenging Florida’s new anti-immigrant law, Senate Bill 1718. The groups, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Florida, Americans for Immigrant... more »

Florida watermelon growers benefit from UF disease, nutrient info

Excellent crop care including disease management and extended water and nutrient programs from University of Florida Extension personnel are important in helping Florida growers supply the watermelons that many Americans enjoy during the heat of... more »

Postharvest research at UGA focuses on reducing waste

While the dilemma of how to feed a rapidly increasing population has focused primarily on how to increase yields through growing practices or improving the plant itself, a growing field of research focuses on reducing... more »

Groups plan legal challenge to new Florida immigration law

A group of civil rights organizations plan to challenge Florida’s new immigration law that specialty crop growers say severely threatens their ability to hire a workforce. The law, Senate Bill 1718, went into effect July... more »

USDA designates Georgia, Southeast counties disaster areas after March freeze

The United States Department of Agriculture has declared 18 Georgia counties as primary natural disaster areas. The disaster declaration follows March freezes that damaged Georgia’s peach and pecan crops and other crops. Growers in North... more »

Widespread storm damage reported in Georgia

Strong storms, hail, wind and torrential rain have hammered parts of Georgia over the past week. There are multiple reports of damage to Georgia fruit and vegetable production as well as row crops. As officials... more »

GFVGA comments on FDA salmonella report, recommendations

A recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report on a summer 2022 outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak linked to cantaloupe illustrates the agency’s disconnect with its food safety mission, according to the Georgia Fruit and... more »

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