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Bananas hang in a warehouse in Limón, Costa Rica.
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Banana farmers, wholesalers, and researchers gathered in Miami this week to talk about challenges facing the ubiquitous yellow fruit. Costa Rica organized the event.

 

The Central American country exported over a billion dollars worth of bananas last year.

Panhandle Suffers Massive Crop Damage

Oct 17, 2018

Hurricane Michael has taken a toll on Florida’s agriculture industry. Still recovering from Hurricane Irma, crop growers in the panhandle will need to tread on to recover from the economic impact.

Federal documents show a University of Florida research unit killed more than 150 birds in the past 10 years to protect plant science work.

The apples won't be harvested until October. But when fourth-generation fruit grower Phil Schwallier walks through his orchard in Sparta, Mich., he already knows which ones he won't be able to sell.

"This one's got a little sunburn on it," he says in early July. "A red yellowish color developing here on the part that's facing the sun. That's just from Friday, Saturday, Sunday, when it was so hot."