Vegetable & Specialty Crop News

Vegetable & Specialty Crop News

July 2021

CATEGORY: Business

The July issue of VSCNews features the annual Legislative Sessions Wrap-Up, which details how agriculture fared in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. The big topic in Florida this year was the passing of the Right to Farm bill. Georgia and Alabama saw other positive outcomes for growers. Unfair trade practices continue to be a major problem for the Southeast’s vegetable and specialty crop growers. In his article, “Time to overhaul U.S. agricultural policy,” the University of Florida’s Zhengfei Guan takes an in-depth look at this issue. Finally, don’t miss this month’s Tomato/Pepper spotlight. Growers will learn pepper weevil management strategies and get an update on tomato brown rugose fruit virus.

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