Southeast

Wang added to Hillsborough County UF/IFAS Research Center team

A new face recently started working at the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Hillsborough County. Kevin Wang trained as an engineer and gave little thought to agriculture.... more »

Virginia Small Farm Outreach Program announces 2021 award winners

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Small Farm Outreach Program (SFOP) at Virginia State University concluded the annual Small Farm Outreach Conference at the Hotel Roanoke Conference Center in Roanoke, Virginia, on Nov. 20 by announcing the... more »

Alabama Extension System receives food safety outreach grant of $300,000

The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded the Alabama Cooperative Extension System with a $300,000 food safety grant. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is the primary outreach and engagement organization for the... more »

Speakers say COVID-19 having long-term effects on agriculture industry

While the global health pandemic had a devastating impact on international trade in 2020, there may be a silver lining. For the first time, policymakers now view the agriculture industry as national security. Speaking at... more »

Labor department finds Florida beekeeping farms violated H-2A rules

Three Florida beekeeping farms felt the sting of civil money penalties for failing to comply with federal laws regarding pay practices and the employment of migrant and seasonal workers. In separate investigations, the U.S. Department... more »

Alabama Extension receives food safety grant

Food safety and processing issues can present big challenges to small farmers as they diversify their operations. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will help farmers address those challenges thanks to a grant from the USDA's National... more »

Virginia Small Farm Outreach Conference in Roanoke on Nov. 19-20

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Small Farm Outreach Program (SFOP) at VSU will host its annual Small Farm Outreach Conference at the Hotel Roanoke Conference Center in Roanoke, Virginia, Nov. 19-20. This year’s topic, “Better Ways... more »

Crown rot disease detected in Louisiana strawberries

Louisiana growers have not yet finished planting this year’s strawberry crop, and a disease called crown rot has already been detected in a commercial field. This disease is caused by a soil-borne, fungal-like microorganism genus... more »

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May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

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