How COVID (Almost) Reshaped Florida Agriculture, And Why It Still Might

Article Posted on May 27, 2021

For a moment it looked like a major shift was underway in Florida agriculture, as more local produce was consumed locally. It didn't completely pan out but hopes remain high.

When the COVID-19 pandemic first took hold in the United States, Florida was the only state that was in the middle of its primary harvest season. Thanks to the state’s southern latitude, while most of the country is in its winter and early spring months, Florida farmers are busy planting and harvesting tomatoes, squash, eggplant, bell peppers, papaya, strawberries and more.

But as restaurants closed down across the nation, supply chains were broken. Farmers found themselves without anywhere to send their produce and literally tons of food ended up going to waste.

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