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Review reveals problems protecting workers from pesticides

posted on February 5, 2016 at 3:09 PM

Dozens of farmworkers looked up at the little yellow plane buzzing over the Florida radish field, a mist of pesticide falling from its wings. Full Story

University researchers develop device to count citrus fruit drop

posted on August 14, 2015 at 11:50 AM

University of Florida researchers have invented a way to quickly and accurately count the amount of citrus fruit dropped early, so growers can see where the deadly citrus greening disease is most affecting groves. Full Story

$18.7B Deal Clears Path For BP To Close Books On Gulf Spill

posted on July 2, 2015 at 5:03 PM

Trying to close the books on the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP agreed Thursday to provide billions of dollars in new money to five Gulf Coast states in a deal the company said would bring its full obligations to an estimated $53.8... Full Story

Drones and dogs deployed in battle to save the guacamole

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:... Full Story

USDA Seizes More Than 1,200 Illegal Giant Snails

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... Full Story

Study Finds Panthers Kill Livestock

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,... Full Story

Federal funds for citrus greening

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. Full Story

Florida's Orange Production Is Declining

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... Full Story

Wal-Mart Joins Initiative On Farmworker Pay In Florida

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. Full Story

Man Ticketed For Trying To Trade Gator For Beer

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. Full Story

Florida Lawmakers OK Plan For Everglades Restoration

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. Full Story

Coke Plans Major Expansion Of Florida Orange Groves

posted on May 10, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Coca-Cola buys a third of all Florida oranges according to company officials. Full Story

Tough Year For Florida Citrus Growers

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. Full Story

Everglades Agriculture Leases Being Challenged

posted on February 8, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Being challenged are two no-bid, 30-year lease extensions for sugar and vegetable farming. Full Story

$2.7M Grant To Provide Jobs For Florida Oystermen

posted on December 7, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Grant will pay 200 dislocated oystermen to re-shell bay in the Florida Panhandle Full Story
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