Latest Citrus farming News

Officials: Slight increase in Florida citrus projections

Jun. 10, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Federal agriculture officials announced a slight increase in Florida citrus projections on Thursday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture released updated projections for citrus production in the 2020-2021 season. The June forecast projects 52.7...

South Africa starts jabs for elderly as virus surge looms

May. 28, 2021 04:20 AM EDT

ORANGE FARM, South Africa (AP) — Spry and gray-haired, many dressed in their Sunday best or colorful African prints — and all sporting masks — dozens of South Africans aged 60 and over gathered at a government health clinic outside Johannesburg to get their COVID-19 shots. ...

Dexter farm aims to be community resource for arts, gardens

May. 24, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

DEXTER, Mich. (AP) — It’s a farm perhaps best known for its vegetable stand at the edge of Dancer Road near Dexter. But Dancing Willow Farm wants to become more of a community resource that features artists and offers concerts, community gardens and classes, owners...

DIARY: In Gaza, bombs drop and the conflict again hits home

May. 15, 2021 02:15 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — On Friday morning, a military airstrike smashed my family's farm in the northern Gaza Strip into a jagged mass of metal and splintered trees. An Israeli bomb had slammed into the yard, carving a crater into the dirt and leaving rubble in its wake. ...