Monday, Jul 28, 2014

Agri Leader

‘Fresh from Florida’ export sales hit $4.1 billion

‘Fresh from Florida’ export sales hit $4.1 billion

Agricultural exports under the “Fresh from Florida” marketing program developed and run by Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) increased to $4.1 billion in 2013.
Updated: 1 months ago
Arcadia inventor goes global

Arcadia inventor goes global

Can a five dollar molded piece of plastic change the world?
Updated: 1 months ago

Goat farmers say they offer dairy alternative

AIKEN, S.C. — For Sam Stevens, goat farming is a family business.
Updated: 1 months ago
School lunch debate often a matter of taste

School lunch debate often a matter of taste

HOUSTON — The big plastic trash can at Briscoe Elementary got a workout during lunch on a recent school day.
Updated: 1 months ago
Enjoying Florida’s farm bounty in the summer

Enjoying Florida’s farm bounty in the summer

In Florida, our busiest growing season contrasts with other states. Instead of enjoying an abundance of produce in the summer, that’s the time when we try to escape the heat.
Updated: 2 months ago

‘Sell by’ and ‘Use by’ dates are sometimes extended

These days, most consumers check the expiration dates of their perishable purchases, both before purchase and before consumption. They look for two familiar messages and accompanying dates: “Use by” and “Sell by.”
Updated: 2 months ago
Good chemistry

Good chemistry

Many people move to Highlands County for the weather or the lakes, but research entomologist Dr. Mark Deyrup made a beeline to the area from upstate New York for a different reason - the amazing local ecology, including 114 species of bees, a mint pl...
Updated: 2 months ago
Why some tomatoes get left behind

Why some tomatoes get left behind

So what’s the story behind unpicked tomatoes — fields and fields of them — you might see in Florida this time of year?
Updated: 2 months ago

What’s on the menu? Local foods

As restaurant patrons, we may be used to seeing selections like “Shanks of Lamb with Red Wine and Rosemary,” or “Denver Omelet with Homemade Biscuits,” or “Oriental Chicken Salad,” on the menu. However, these...
Updated: 2 months ago

Shortage of agricultural scientists is a real problem

Not enough agricultural scientists are being trained, according to a new study from the Coalition for a Sustainable Agricultural Workforce (CSAW).
Updated: 2 months ago

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