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Biological control — whether you’re talking about biochemicals, microbial products, beneficials, or even the relatively new category of biostimulants — is moving into the mainstream and playing a more prominent role in specialty crop production. However, there’s still a significant segment of growers who aren’t using these products as part […]

Biocontrol Gains Traction in the East



USDA Service Centers in Florida are holding disaster assistance and hurricane recovery workshops in 48 counties for farmers and ranchers impacted by Hurricane Irma during the next few weeks. The event is free and open to the public.  To find meeting dates and locations, go to https://www.fsa.usda.gov/state-offices/Florida/state-events/index. Representatives from USDA’s Natural Resources […]

USDA Holds Disaster Assistance and Hurricane Recovery Workshops


JONATHAN BROWN Citrus grower Jonathan Brown of Bethel Farms in Arcadia reacts to the Oct. 12 initial U.S. Department of Agriculture citrus crop forecast of 54 million boxes of Florida oranges. He also discusses damage from Hurricane Irma. “I was a little bit impressed that it (the forecast) came out […]

Jonathan Brown of Bethel Farms Discusses Crop Forecast, Irma Damage


Due to Hurricane Irma’s calamitous impact on communities across Florida, Fresh Access Bucks is enabling SNAP recipients to match their SNAP benefits up to $40 in Fresh Access Bucks toward the purchase of Florida grown fruits and vegetables at participating markets until October 31st. For a complete list of participating markets visit: www.freshaccessbucks.com/fab-markets […]

Double SNAP Benefits at Florida Farmers Markets: Match Up to ...



USDA Organic
Only half of the nation’s qualifying organic operations take advantage of the USDA’s National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP). This government-funded program allows certified organic producers and handlers to receive assistance with costs related to organic certification, such as inspection fees, sales assessments, travel costs, and more.  Florida Organic […]

Organic Certification Cost Share Applications Due November 15