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  • USDA Concludes 2017 Sunset Review
    On March 21, 2017, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the renewal of 187 substances on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) to conclude the 2017 Sunset Review. The new sunset date for these substances is March 15, 2022. These substances are used in organic […]
  • Disease and Unpredictable Weather Affect Florida Peaches
    Peaches are becoming a viable alternative crop for Florida growers. However, as with any crop, concerns about disease are looming over the up-and-coming industry. Tripti Vashisth, an assistant professor of horticulture sciences at the Citrus Research and Education Center, recently released findings from her peach research during the 2016 season. She completed this research with […]
  • Register for the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center Open House
    The University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC) in Immokalee will host its annual open house on March 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to partake in guided tours of the laboratories and farm facilities. In addition, educational science demonstrations will […]
  • Georgia General Assembly Finishes Budget
    Heading into the final week of the 2017 Georgia legislative session, the General Assembly has wrapped up work on the budget for the next fiscal year. Georgia Agribusiness Council’s Bryan Tolar says the council is pleased with the strong support for agriculture. “The general assembly finished in record time this week,” Tolar says. “We were […]