Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Clint Thompson Trade

A changing landscape in agriculture calls for policy reform. By Zhengfei Guan and Kuan-Ming Huang The United States has been the largest agricultural exporter in the world and has had surplus in agricultural trade for decades. In 2019, however, the United States saw a deficit (-$1.3 billion) for the first time in over half a century since data were available. …

Sneak Peek: June 2022 Specialty Crop Industry Magazine

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The June issue of Specialty Crop Industry Magazine focuses on Bill Brim, a Georgia producer fighting for the future of U.S. farmers. The Tifton, Georgia, grower discusses his educational effort in promoting domestic grown produce while expressing concern over where future generations will receive their food. Yiannis Ampatzidis, associate professor at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural …

Sneak Peek: May 2022 Specialty Crop Industry Magazine

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By Clint Thompson The May issue of Specialty Crop Industry Magazine highlights management options available for blueberry farmers in combating anthracnose fruit rot (AFR). Philip Harmon, professor at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), and Doug Phillips, UF/IFAS blueberry Extension coordinator, discuss the different options available for blueberry farmers. These include minimizing the use of …

Sneak Peek: April 2022 Specialty Crop Industry Magazine

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By Clint Thompson The April issue of Specialty Crop Industry Magazine highlights watermelon production. It looks at the current trends and the future of anthracnose disease while also spotlighting new viruses to watch for in watermelons and other cucurbit crops. Severe anthracnose outbreaks have occurred in cucurbit-growing counties along the East coast, including in Florida and Georgia. University of Georgia …

Sneak Peek: March 2022 Specialty Crop Industry Magazine

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By Clint Thompson The March issue of Specialty Crop Industry Magazine highlights advancements in the management of cornsilk flies. Julien Beuzelin, an assistant professor at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Research and Education Center in Belle Glade, discusses the insects, where they are found and why the potential for pyrethroid resistance is a concern. …

Sneak Peek: February 2022 Specialty Crop Industry Magazine

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By Clint Thompson The February issue of Specialty Crop Industry Magazine features John L. Hundley’s recipe for success for more than 50 years in Florida. Hard work, a capable supporting staff and adapting to the changing times have helped sustain Hundley Farms and are why he will be inducted into the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame on Feb. 15. Frank …