St. Petersburg legislators propose urban farming initiative expansion

Listen:   Rural areas are known for farming– but a new bill was filed by St. Petersburg legislators to promote urban farming. Democratic Representative Lindsay Cross of St. Petersburg is the sponsor of the House...

Florida boosts its citrus budget

An increase in the forecast for the citrus growing season means a little more juice in the budget for the Department of Citrus.

Florida citrus production could get a rare bump

Florida’s citrus industry is expected to see a rare increase in production after last year’s Hurricane Ian-damaged crop.
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Agricultural losses from Hurricane Idalia are estimated at $370 million; overall Idalia insured losses top $200 million

A preliminary report by the University of Florida estimated up to $370.9 million in agricultural losses from Hurricane Idalia.
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Report reveals Hurricane Ian’s devastating impact on rural Florida’s agriculture

Listen: A new report shows the disproportionate impact Hurricane Ian had on Florida’s rural agricultural areas. Florida’s rural counties are home to 6 percent of the state’s population, which is 1.3 million residents. And after...

Episode 19: Earnest Coney Chief Executive of CDC of Tampa

CDC of Tampa is a social service organization that is responsible for making society better by providing skills for the modern workforce, real estate for low to affordable housing, and youth programs.  This CDC organization...

Coffeeland. Restoring Eden.

Augustine Sedgewick – Coffeeland: One Man’s Dark Empire and the Making of Our Favorite Drug What do you know about coffee? A wonderful new book will change how you look at – or taste coffee...

The University of Florida plans a Hillsborough facility for artificial intelligence in agriculture

The University of Florida will build a new center in Hillsborough County to bolster the use of artificial intelligence in agriculture.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Monday, July 24th, 2023

DeSantis and Harris butt heads When he was campaigning in Utah on Friday, a reporter asked Governor Ron DeSantis about Florida’s new state teaching standards that say that “slaves developed skills” that could be used...
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Pete and Colleen Sessa discuss cannabis and psychedelics ahead of St. Pete’s Cannadelic Summer

Pete and Colleen Sessa are co-founders of the Florida Cannabis Coalition, which is organizing Cannadelic Summer in St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday, July 15 (full disclosure: Ray Roa’s employer, Creative Loafing Tampa Bay is also...

Scholars sound alarm on hunger crisis

Listen: Scholars and experts met at the University of South Florida today to sound the alarm on the global hunger crisis. This comes as global hunger becomes a bigger issue post-pandemic. The event was part...

Episode 11, 05/01/2023-Entrepreneurship Series: Merric Jackson, a young entrepreneur as a Chef and Real Estate Broker

Becoming a young entrepreneur could offer a higher quality of life as a business owner; you learn to problem solve and grow your business in multifaceted industries.  

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