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UF: Florida’s consumer confidence drops three points in July

Published: Jul 30th, 2013

Related Graphic GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians sank three points in July to 78 from a revised reading of 81, after edging upward for four consecutive months, according […]

UF/IFAS study finds food price system in U.S. working ‘pretty well’

UF/IFAS study finds food price system in U.S. working ‘pretty well’

Published: Jul 25th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Standing in the dairy aisle, hand on a gallon of milk, a consumer might wonder why reports of falling dairy prices aren’t reflected in a lower price on the milk he’s eyeing in his neighborhood grocery.

Sid Martin Biotech Incubator ranked world’s best for biotech in global benchmarking study

Published: Jul 23rd, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator was ranked “World’s Best University Biotechnology Incubator,” according to an international study conducted by the Sweden-based research group UBI.

UF study: Florida’s agricultural and natural resources industries remain strong since recession

UF study: Florida’s agricultural and natural resources industries remain strong since recession

Published: Jul 17th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s agriculture, natural resources and related food industries provided a $104 billion impact on the state in 2011 and have continued to improve since the 2008 recession, according to a new University of Florida study.

Floridians’ confidence in economy builds, UF survey finds

Published: Jun 25th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence keeps inching higher, rising one point from May to 82 this month — another post-recession high, according to a University of Florida survey.

UF: Florida’s consumer confidence hits post-recession high

Published: May 28th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians’ consumer confidence rose another two points in May to 81 — a third straight month of increases for a post-recession high, according to a University of Florida survey.

UF/IFAS survey reveals Floridians conflicted about immigrants, related policies

Published: May 22nd, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians have negative feelings about undocumented immigrants, but an overwhelming majority favor policy that would allow such immigrants a path to U.S. citizenship, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences survey suggests.

Florida’s consumer confidence keeps rising

Published: Apr 30th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians’ consumer confidence rose three points to 79 in April — the second consecutive monthly increase, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF Oyster Recovery Team issues findings: Drought and salinity major issues, not oil

UF Oyster Recovery Team issues findings: Drought and salinity major issues, not oil

Published: Apr 25th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — There is no evidence that pollutants from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill contributed to the “unprecedented” decline in recent Apalachicola Bay oyster populations, according to a report released this week by the University of Florida.

UF survey: Florida consumers more optimistic than other Americans

Published: Mar 27th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence rose in March, gaining three points from the revised February reading of 73, according to a monthly University of Florida survey. That puts the Sunshine State at odds with the economic mood of the rest of the nation.