The Scoop: Tues. May 21th, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

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Food Equity & Urban Farms with Dr. Dave Himmelfarb

Sustainable Living discusses food equity, urban farming and social justice with Dr. Dave Himmelfarb of Eckerd College.

It’s tough to grow this beer ingredient in Florida, so UF is giving hops a boost

University of Florida researchers are trying to bolster the cultivation of hops, a key beer ingredient, in the state.

Tourists will continue to get a taste of Florida through welcome center OJ

Free orange juice will continue to flow at Florida interstate welcome centers despite budget cuts.

Florida’s agriculture commissioner restricts cattle imports due to the spread of avian flu

An emergency rule prevents importing some cattle because of the spread of a type of avian influenza in dairy herds outside of Florida.

Florida’s citrus forecast takes a hit

A report estimates that Florida growers will produce 18.8 million 90-pound boxes of oranges and 2 million boxes of grapefruit this season.

Sustainable Solutions in business with Caleb Quaid (Regenerative Shift)

Caleb Quaid of Regenerative Shift joins the show to discuss regenerative solutions and"green" tax incentives for businesses and homeowners
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The Florida Legislature passed a bill that could clear the way for farmworker housing

Florida’s agriculture industry hopes the bill to preempt local regulations on farmworker housing will help bring in more foreign workers.

Building Community through Farming: Joe Dalessio of Meacham Urban Farm

Small farming, education and community with Joe Dalessio of Meacham Urban Farm

Florida’s citrus forecast shows an uptick

Florida’s struggling citrus industry could be showing signs of recovery from the devastations of citrus greening and Hurricane Ian.

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.

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