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Florida's Orange Crop Bouncing Back

Aug 13, 2018 by Bloomberg
Orange production in Florida has been dwindling for years thanks to the scourge of the Asian citrus psyllid. Last year, the industry also suffered a blow from Hurricane Irma. But there's a hint of optimism this year.
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Crime Wave Hits Avocado Growers

Jun 12, 2018 by Bloomberg
Green gold has become big business. This year, demand from European millennials and rich Chinese has pushed the price of avocados so high, even Chilean gangs are getting in on the act.

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Rough Road Ahead for Farm Bill

May 15, 2018 by Bloomberg
The Republican version set for a House vote on Friday contains so many unpalatable provisions that lawmakers from both parties are racing to dramatically rework the $867 billion bill to keep it from going down in defeat.
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Feds Unveil Drone Test Sites

May 09, 2018 by Bloomberg
In the most far-reaching test program to date for burgeoning drone commerce, the Department of Transportation announced the selection of 10 state, local and tribal governments as scientific test beds.
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Bayer Trims Annual Forecast

May 03, 2018 by Bloomberg
Bayer AG cut its forecast for the year because the euro’s strength is curbing sales as it pushes to close its $66 billion purchase of Monsanto Co.
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Intel Corp Seeks Drone Jobs Outside the Glamour

May 01, 2018 by Bloomberg
Drones are already big business. They’re used in industries from agriculture to architecture. Last year the industry totaled about $2.2 billion in sales worldwide. By 2025 total revenue will increase to $51 billion.
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Importing Apple Trees Instead of Apples

Apr 06, 2018 by Bloomberg
Russia is remaking home-grown agriculture following Pres. Putin's ban on certain food imports in 2014 -- in retaliation for sanctions imposed by the European Union and the U.S. over Russian incursions in Crimea.

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