Orchard Crops http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6071/more en Bloomberg: Food fight with Castro spells trouble for biggest Florida crops http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/bloomberg-food-fight-castro-spells-trouble-biggest-florida-crops <div class="field-byline"> Alan Bjerga and Marvin G. Perez, Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Florida citrus farmer Dan Richey is worried about a Cuban fruit invasion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/bloomberg-food-fight-castro-spells-trouble-biggest-florida-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/bloomberg-food-fight-castro-spells-trouble-biggest-florida-crops#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:08:00 +0000 119941 at http://southeastfarmpress.com USDA Farm labor shortage reported in 20 states, and visa backlog blamed http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/farm-labor-shortage-reported-20-states-and-visa-backlog-blamed <div class="field-byline"> American Farm Bureau </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Paperwork delays have created a backlog of 30 days or more in processing H-2A applications at both the Department of Labor and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/farm-labor-shortage-reported-20-states-and-visa-backlog-blamed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/farm-labor-shortage-reported-20-states-and-visa-backlog-blamed#comments Orchard Crops Vegetables Human Resources Regulations Vegetables Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:19:00 +0000 119921 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>American Farm Bureau Federation calls for Congress to pass responsible immigration reform that provides farmers access to a legal and stable workforce.</p> Citrus greening in 80 percent of Florida trees, growers say http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/citrus-greening-80-percent-florida-trees-growers-say <div class="field-byline"> Brad Buck, University of Florida </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Florida’s citrus growers say as much as 90 percent of their acreage and 80 percent of their trees are infected by the greening disease. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/citrus-greening-80-percent-florida-trees-growers-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/citrus-greening-80-percent-florida-trees-growers-say#comments Orchard Crops Fruits Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:01:00 +0000 119761 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Solution to citrus greening crisis will be found, Ricke Kress says http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/solution-citrus-greening-crisis-will-be-found-ricke-kress-says <div class="field-byline"> Mike Wilson, Penton Ag </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When citrus greening made its first U.S. appearance in Florida, it had already crippled other groves, mainly in Brazil and the Far East. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/solution-citrus-greening-crisis-will-be-found-ricke-kress-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/solution-citrus-greening-crisis-will-be-found-ricke-kress-says#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:59:00 +0000 119661 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>&ldquo;There&rsquo;s a strong awareness of our research, but we&rsquo;ve done that by design,&rdquo; says Ricke Kress, Southern Gardens Citrus president. &ldquo;We want the understanding that this disease is a challenge, and that biotech could be an answer.&rdquo;</p> Mike Wilson El Niño is on the way out, so what can farmers expect? http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/el-ni-o-way-out-so-what-can-farmers-expect <div class="field-byline"> Pam Knox, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Now that the El Niño is declining and on the way out, it’s worth taking a look at what is likely to come next and how that will impact the growing season and perhaps even 2017.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/el-ni-o-way-out-so-what-can-farmers-expect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/el-ni-o-way-out-so-what-can-farmers-expect#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Orchard Crops Soybeans Vegetables El Nino Tue, 05 Apr 2016 16:32:00 +0000 119511 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Flooded field March 2016 in Terrell County, Ga.</p> Surprising facts and figures about Florida agriculture today http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/surprising-facts-and-figures-about-florida-agriculture-today <div class="node-body gallery-body">Florida is the No. 1 producer of at least eight major U.S. crops. And despite devastating diseases and other setbacks, Florida’s vibrant agriculture sector continues to create about 14 percent of the state’s jobs and contribute $148.5 billion to the state’s economy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/surprising-facts-and-figures-about-florida-agriculture-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/surprising-facts-and-figures-about-florida-agriculture-today#comments Orchard Crops Vegetables Mon, 28 Mar 2016 17:04:00 +0000 119331 at http://southeastfarmpress.com With ag trade to Cuba, Southeast states are ahead of the rest http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/ag-trade-cuba-southeast-states-are-ahead-rest <div class="node-body blog-body">Virginia recently passed Georgia as the No. 1 state in the country for farm and forestry exports to Cuba.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/ag-trade-cuba-southeast-states-are-ahead-rest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/ag-trade-cuba-southeast-states-are-ahead-rest#comments Equipment Government Grains Livestock Managing the Margins Orchard Crops Soybeans Tobacco Import and Export Legislation Farm Press Blog Fri, 25 Mar 2016 17:24:00 +0000 119321 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>A ship at the Port of New Orleans. Photo courtesy of the United Soybean Board.</p> US and Cuba authorize agriculture exchange activities http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/us-and-cuba-authorize-agriculture-exchange-activities <div class="node-body article-body">Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced USDA will allow the 22 U.S. industry-funded Research and Promotion Programs and 18 Marketing Order organizations to conduct authorized research and information exchange activities with Cuba.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/us-and-cuba-authorize-agriculture-exchange-activities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/us-and-cuba-authorize-agriculture-exchange-activities#comments Cotton Government Grains Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Organizations Mon, 21 Mar 2016 17:31:00 +0000 119291 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Florida claims victory over invasive fruit fly, business as usual now http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-claims-victory-over-invasive-fruit-fly-business-usual-now <div class="field-byline"> Tom Nordlie, University of Florida </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The lifting of an agricultural quarantine in Miami-Dade County Feb. 13 signaled victory over the invasive Oriental fruit fly and a return to business as usual for growers within a 99-square-mile area that includes vegetable farms, nurseries, packing houses, residential neighborhoods and much of the state’s commercial tropical fruit acreage. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-claims-victory-over-invasive-fruit-fly-business-usual-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-claims-victory-over-invasive-fruit-fly-business-usual-now#comments Orchard Crops Vegetables Fruits Vegetables Fri, 19 Feb 2016 21:11:00 +0000 118791 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>A female Oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis, is shown laying eggs in a papaya in this USDA-ARS file photo.</p> 15 interesting facts about who’s in Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/15-interesting-facts-about-who-s-florida-agricultural-hall-fame <div class="field-byline"> Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In 1980, Florida’s agriculture industry decided it needed a way to honor its leaders. The Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame was created to do just that. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/15-interesting-facts-about-who-s-florida-agricultural-hall-fame" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/15-interesting-facts-about-who-s-florida-agricultural-hall-fame#comments Grains Livestock Orchard Crops Vegetables Fruits Vegetables Thu, 18 Feb 2016 21:00:00 +0000 118731 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>The 2016 Florida Hall of Fame inductees. From left, Hunter Manson (grandson of Dr. Chip Hinton), Dr. Joseph Joyce, Jemy Hinton (wife of Dr. Chip Hinton), Billy Kempfer, Thomas Braddock.</p> Photo by Ron O'Connor, Farm Credit.