Most Americans have never experienced a famine or even chronic food shortages. We've grown accustomed to finding at least some types of food almost everywhere we look – the grocery store, the gas station, the food truck, the corner stores and of course, online.
In a development with major implications for the next farm bill, House Republicans inserted provisions in a $81 billion disaster aid package to make cotton growers eligible for the Price Loss Coverage Program and expand an insurance program for dairy producers.
Lawmakers wrestling with how to compensate citrus growers and other producers for hurricane-related losses are considering creating a temporary revenue protection program or providing grants to states to distribute to farms.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2017 – Hurricane Irma has devastated sugar cane and citrus crops in Florida and potentially spread citrus diseases such as canker and black spot from quarantined fields to healthy ones.
WASHINGTON, June 24, 2017 - The topics were as varied as the crops grown in the South, but research and labor stood out as common threads at the three-hour listening session held today by the House Agriculture Committee at the University of Florida.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2017 - Citrus greening continues to devastate Florida’s orange groves, but Clemson University researchers believe the cure may lie in gene editing, and the USDA is giving the school millions of dollars to find out.