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This Year’s Citrus Crop May Bring Lower Prices To Florida Consumers, Growers

Published: Dec 6th, 1996

GAINESVILLE—Consumers may see a decline in orange juice prices at their grocery stores this spring, just as citrus growers around the state feel the effects of this year’s bumper citrus crop.

Composting Dead Chickens Is An Economical Way To Deal With Disposal

Published: Nov 26th, 1996

GAINESVILLE—In an effort to stay ahead of environmental rules that may prohibit burying dead birds, Florida poultry farmers soon may turn to composting the thousands of birds that die daily in chicken houses.

Great Pumpkin Is Great Surprise of 1996 Crop Of Mammoth Veggies

Published: Oct 24th, 1996

GAINESVILLE—For all you Halloween skeptics, Jim Stephens has this to report: The Great Pumpkin is real.

UF Economist: Peso Devaluation To Blame For Growers’ Woes

Published: Sep 24th, 1996

GAINESVILLE—Devaluation of the peso by the Mexican government is to blame for trade disadvantages that have hurt Florida’s vegetable growers for the past two years, according to University of Florida research.

Value Of Some Agricultural Land Around The State Continues To Decline

Published: Sep 13th, 1996

GAINESVILLE—For the sixth consecutive year, the market value of Florida’s citrus lands has declined, according to a recent statewide survey conducted at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Boom In Natural Medicine Pushes Saw Palmetto Into Agricultural Big Time

Published: Sep 5th, 1996

GAINESVILLE—Florida’s next cash crop could come straight out of the wilds of South Florida, where the common saw palmetto grows. Researchers at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences say the plant’s berries some day could even rank among the state’s top agricultural commodities.

Consumers Beware: Some Landscape Plants Can Harm Environment

Published: Aug 15th, 1996

GAINESVILLE—Shopping at the nursery for something pretty and unusual to add to your home’s landscaping?

Health Concerns Cause Consumers To Pass Up Only An Occasional Serving Of Beef, UF Researcher Finds

Published: Jul 25th, 1996

GAINESVILLE—Consumers are not as worried as they used to be about fat and cholesterol in beef and other products but they are concerned enough to pass up an occasional serving, research by a University of Florida professor shows.

Increasing Honey Prices Have Farmers And Consumers Buzzing

Published: Jul 12th, 1996

GAINESVILLE—Want the real buzz on honey?

Southern Pine Beetle Reaching Outbreak Levels In North Florida

Published: Jul 3rd, 1996

GAINESVILLE—Southern Pine Beetle populations have exploded to outbreak levels along the Suwannee River in Hamilton and Madison counties, where the tree-killing beetle has invaded several pine plantations.