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USDA Invests $11M In Research That Will Support Specialty Crop Farmers

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WASHINGTON (USDA-Oct. 3, 2019) — U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary Scott Hutchins announced that the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has invested $11 million in research that will support specialty crop farmers. “This collaborative public-private research effort will focus on applying innovative solutions to pest management problems that often are otherwise not available to specialty …

Small-Scale Mushroom Production Workshop

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The University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Small Farms Academy will hold a small-scale mushroom production workshop on February 10. Currently, there are very few gourmet mushroom producers in the Suwannee Valley who sell at local markets or to restaurants. This is a good opportunity for extra farm cash flow with a relatively small investment in time and …