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Feature Story UF researchers are studying how best to grow healthy tomatoes in Florida.

The state of Florida agriculture: Innovations, better crops, greater production

Florida has about 47,000 commercial farms occupying over 9.45 million acres. Among the state's biggest crops? Cucumbers, grapefruit, oranges, squash, sugarcane, and fresh market snap beans and tomatoes.

Feature Story Nathan Boyd is a Weed Specialist at the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center.

Florida ag researchers, farmers experiment, invest in tech for farming solutions

Ag researchers are studying pests, funguses, climate change, and other challenges that farmers face on a daily basis. All of these threaten the economic balance of the farm industry, the financial situation for individual farmers, and the food we all put on our tables every day.

Feature Story Arie Fry

Next-generation Florida farmers take on food challenges facing globe

“The average farmer is in the range of 60 to 70 years old, and eventually as time goes on, we will need younger people to step in,” says Arie Fry, a UF student studying agriculture. “By the year 2050, the world is projected to have 10 billion people, so how do you feed everybody? We need more farmers, and that demand for farmers is already here.”

Feature Story phosphate pellets

Getting to know The Mosaic CompanyThe evolution of phosphate operations in Florida

Being a responsible neighbor is a priority for Mosaic. The company encourages its nearly 3,000 Florida-based employees to be active participants in the communities where they operate. Whether it’s coaching a youth baseball team or volunteering at a local food pantry, their efforts and impact can be seen throughout Central Florida.

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West Tampa is an historic Tampa neighborhood undergoing transformational change as new people and businesses move in. Traditionally defined by its working class, primarily Latin culture, the neighborhood is increasingly seen as a place of opportunity for a diversity of ...