Florida

Naturipe to use blockchain for food safety data

Naturipe Farms recently announced it was working with data management firm SAP on a blockchain project to increase food safety and reduce food waste. Blockchain technologies typically act as a digital ledger in which transactions are recorded... more »

Florida, Georgia growers hope for NAFTA seasonality reforms

Specialty crop growers in Florida and Georgia are hoping for increased protection from seasonal Mexican imports. In an Aug. 8 open letter of support to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, a number of trade groups... more »

New UF blueberry variety machine-friendly

At an education session at January’s Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, University of Florida (UF) Assistant Professor of Blueberry Breeding and Genomics Patricio Muñoz showed a list of blueberry varieties the university has released... more »

Wish Farms introduces Misty Organics blueberry farm

Wish Farms, the year-round grower-marketer of berries, has opened a new organic blueberry farm located in Alturas, Florida. Named for Wish Farms’ mascot, Misty the Garden Pixie, the project began as an idea in 2014.... more »

USDA cites Florida’s J&R Fresh Produce for failure to pay

J&R Fresh Produce LLC, operating out of Tampa, Fla. has been cited by the USDA for failure to pay for produce. The company failed to pay $281,225 to seven sellers for 30 lots of produce... more »

Jet Harvest Solutions hires Pacific Northwest sales rep

Florida-based ag products company Jet Harvest Solutions has expanded its sales team with the hiring of Matthew Ohl in the Pacific Northwest. Ohl will operate out... more »

Researchers try to expand muscadine grape market

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers are trying to expand consumers’ knowledge of muscadine grapes, and they hope that awareness leads to more people buying them. UF/IFAS... more »

Study finds marketing opportunity for Florida strawberries

More than three quarters of Florida’s strawberries are shipped to American markets east of the Mississippi River. Most of those out-of-state consumers enjoy the fruit, but some mistakenly think Sunshine State strawberries aren’t available at... more »


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