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.
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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.

Florida reaches rural land deals to protect agricultural lands in Polk and Putnam Counties

Owners of three farms have signed deals with Florida, totaling nearly $9 million, to restrict future residential and commercial development.

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.

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...

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.
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Florida Cabinet approves over 35,000 acres of conservation lands

The Florida Wildlife Corridor will continue to grow by thousands of acres, following approval by the Florida Cabinet on Tuesday. Listen: The newly-approved conservation lands in nine Florida counties will allow conservation and agriculture projects...

Food insecurity solutions reviewed at SPC panel

Listen: NEWS AgricultureVP0223 WMNF’s Camilla Carrero reports on a panel discussion hosted by the St. Petersburg College Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions about the $9 billion dollar agriculture industry. Urban agriculture is increasing in popularity, as...

WaveMakers: Wish Farms CEO Gary Wishnatzki

Wish Farms CEO Gary Wishnatzki talks about the company's founding by his grandfather, a Ukrainian immigrant with a pushcart, and the future of farming.

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