During an official meeting Sept. 29, Georgia farmers Drew Echols, Russ Goodman and Chris McCorkle relayed the many challenges they faced this year while attempting to use the federal H-2A program....More
19 grants totaling $36.5 million for research and Extension to support American farmers growing fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops including floriculture....More
Estimated 80 percent to 90 percent of Florida is either infected or is going to be infected by citrus greening, and some in the industry say 100 percent of the state’s citrus crop could well be infected....More
The Bayer Bee Care program and the Wildlife Society are working together toward the goal of planting 25 million pollinator-attractant wildflower seeds by the fall with the aim of increasing nutrition options for honeybees....More
My first year as a farm reporter was 1997, the same year I did my first story on the pitfalls and bureaucratic mishaps of the federal H-2A agricultural worker program. And 19 years later, nothing has changed....More
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.