Florida’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) introduced the Fresh From Florida campaign a few years ago to promote Florida-grown products. The program has been a hit, and it’s set to expand; Florida’s up-and-coming peaches just may be one of the newest items to get the star treatment, according to Darica Smith, the division’s director of marketing, in an article published in The Packer.
This winter’s warm and wet weather has many people talking, but one group not singing the praises of the unseasonably warm and wet weather are southern ag producers. Growers in Georgia have a whole host of complaints against the El Niño weather pattern that has brought rain and warm temperatures to the southeast. Unfortunately, the abnormal weather has disrupted the cold weather cycle that so many of Georgia’s ag products need in order to grow and flourish.
This winter’s unseasonably warm weather due to the El Niño pattern has been greatly welcomed by most, but not so for some ag producers in the southeastern portions of the country. Producers such as blueberry and pecan growers have experienced a packet of woes from the warm weather that spread across the Southeast in December and January.