5 Sustainable Farming and Land Use Practices

Discover key sustainable farming and agricultural practices that may result in benefits to both the environment and your bottom line.

‘Sustainability’ has become a buzzword in the agriculture industry, and for good reason.

In short, the goal of sustainable agriculture is to meet society’s current food and textile needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Practitioners of sustainable agriculture typically seek to integrate three main objectives into their work: a healthy environment, economic profitability, and social and economic equity.

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What’s Ahead in the Agriculture Industry for 2019

Emerging Agricultural Trends in 2019

As 2019 crops up, let’s reflect on the past year in agriculture and what is to come in 2019.

This past year, the agriculture industry was affected by significant changes that occurred in government such as, the United States (U.S.) entering into a trade war with China, Mexico, and Canada – placing tariffs on various exports – and the Farm Bill expiring on September 30, 2018.

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Recap of 2018 Events Impacting the Agriculture Industry

Reflecting Back on Critical Events, Legislation, and More

As 2018 comes to a close, we are taking the time to reflect on what has been an eventful year for the agricultural industry. From tariffs and legislation impacting commodity prices, to natural disasters and technological advancements in farming, 2018 has impacted the ag industry for years to come. In this article, we discuss these events and their outcomes.Read More

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Southeast Vegetable & Fruit Expo Upcoming

AgAmerica to Attend the Southeast Vegetable & Fruit Expo in North Carolina

On December 14-15, the North Carolina Vegetable Growers Association will host its 33rd Annual Southeast Vegetable & Fruit Expo in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The conference will feature educational sessions discussing topics such as, pickling cucumber production, sweet potato production, tomato & pepper production, seedless watermelon, food safety, and more.Read More

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Florida Citrus Production Forecast Released

As the first USDA Citrus Crop Estimate makes its way through the news feeds, Patrick Spinosa discusses what it means for the citrus industry.

In my latest column in Central Florida Ag News (CFAN), I discussed how rootstocks, federal disaster relief, and land loans are key in the comeback the Florida citrus industry may see with the 2018-19 harvest. This month, we heard the first USDA Citrus Crop Estimate, predicting whether the Florida citrus farming industry will rebound from its worst season since World War II. The first citrus production forecast was released on October 11th and the numbers do not disappoint. The USDA predicts the Florida citrus fruit crop will see 79 million boxes before the close of the season next July.Read More

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California Nut Growers Focus on Almonds and Pistachios

Discover why California nut growers are thriving by using sustainable farming practices.

California is a top producer of pistachios and almonds, with California nut growers laying claim to more than 239,000 bearing acres of pistachios from Red Bluff to Arvin and over a million almond-bearing acres. California is one of the few places on earth with the Mediterranean climate needed to grow almonds, and because of that, the state produces more than 80 percent of the world’s almond supply.Read More

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