posted on May 1, 2015 at 6:34 PM
On subtropical farmland in South Florida, researchers are doing battle with the deadly fungus, laurel wilt, which is spread by a tiny beetle and has the potential to decimate Florida's avocado crop. The hashtag they have adopted for their mission:...
posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:39 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders.
The Agriculture Department is trying to stop them. Since...
posted on August 1, 2014 at 2:10 PM
IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — Since Florida's frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state's vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies.The ranchers seek to nurture and protect their calves,...
posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:44 PM
Federal agriculture officials are allocating millions of dollars toward research to solve problems caused by the devastating citrus greening bacteria.
posted on April 11, 2014 at 10:35 AM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- This year's Florida orange crop is approaching the fruit's lowest harvest in decades, and experts say a deadly bacteria that's infecting the trees is to blame.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday...
posted on January 17, 2014 at 3:17 PM
The nation's largest retailer became the most influential corporation to join the initiative promoted by a coalition of farmworker activists based in southwest Florida.
posted on December 20, 2013 at 9:54 AM
The man trapped the 4-foot-long gator at a nearby park and brought it to the store where he proposed to trade the animal for a 12-pack of beer.
posted on May 10, 2013 at 2:05 PM
The bill sponsors say it is a truce between environmental groups and sugar farmers in a decades-old dispute.
posted on May 10, 2013 at 1:43 PM
Coca-Cola buys a third of all Florida oranges according to company officials.
posted on March 15, 2013 at 2:08 PM
Experts and growers say warm, dry weather; too much fruit on each tree; and citrus greening disease are the likely culprits.
posted on February 8, 2013 at 1:41 PM
Being challenged are two no-bid, 30-year lease extensions for sugar and vegetable farming.
posted on December 7, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Grant will pay 200 dislocated oystermen to re-shell bay in the Florida Panhandle
posted on February 10, 2012 at 1:23 PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The lingering dispute over new water pollution rules for Florida will move to an administrative law court following final passage Thursday of a bill that in effect gives them legislative approval.
The Florida Department of...
posted on January 13, 2012 at 10:29 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Coca-Cola is acknowledging that it was thecompany that alerted federal regulators about low levels offungicide in its own orange juice and in juice made by itscompetitors. The warning prompted juice...
posted on January 6, 2012 at 4:14 PM
It's a tense time at Imperial Tropicals, one of central Florida's largest ornamental fish farms.