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Southwest Florida producers can share product availability on SWFL Fresh website

Southwest Florida agricultural producers are encouraged to become familiar with the new “SWFL Fresh” brand website, which is one step closer to becoming live. Following is an update from Jessica Mendes Ryals, sustainable food systems agent... more »

Georgia seeks to help farmers get produce to public

Georgia farmers and agricultural producers eager to sell abundant supplies of fresh produce and other products are being connected with consumers and other buyers who need their products through a new partnership between University of... more »

Florida weather alert website for farms now mobile-friendly, has other updates

The Florida Automated Weather Network, a University of Florida-operated service aiding agricultural decision-makers statewide since 1997, just relaunched its website with a new look and additional user-focused features. “Our main goal in revamping the site... more »

Florida: $522M in COVID-19 crop losses and importance of agriculture aid

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released on April 20 the Florida Seasonal Crop COVID-19 Impact Assessment, a new report providing data on crop losses facing... more »

Crowley’s refrigerated cargo capabilities boosted with new dock in South Florida

Crowley Logistics recently expanded its on-terminal, perishables handling capabilities by constructing a new USDA inspection dock in Port Everglades, Fla. The new $1.6 million dock has capacity for 80 refrigerated (reefer) containers, more than double... more »

Why are the grocery store shelves empty?

While all industries have been seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, food and agriculture have been among the hardest hit segments of the U.S. economy. The primary reason lies in the composition of household food expenditures.... more »

Ag commissioner Nikki Fried launches Keep Florida Growing webpage

Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried launched the Keep Florida Growing webpage, a one-stop online portal with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ COVID-19 food and agriculture-related information for Florida’s farmers and ranchers, consumers and news media. Fried first announced the... more »

Will the coronavirus pandemic impact the US food supply chain?

Much has been recently written about our nation’s food supply and consumer hoarding. I will not repeat what has been said, but rather offer additional perspectives during this trying time. This subject could be examined from... more »


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