Florida Horticulture News

Florida is the largest supplier of domestic winter strawberries in the United States, and labor is the largest cost item in the Florida strawberry production budget. Labor shortages are a major threat to the industry. This three page fact sheet written by Trina Biswas, Feng Wu, and Zhengfei Guan and published by the UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department investigates growers labor demand and labor shortages based on a survey conducted in 2016. https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fe1041

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