Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

Agri Leader

‘Roadmap To Healthy Living’ sets national example

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has launched yet another innovative initiative aimed at doing a better job of getting healthy food to needy families.
Published: 09/24/14
Weather whiz

Weather whiz

LAKE PLACID—He’s not a meteorologist or a psychic, but Cole Garvey might be able to tell you more about the temperature, humidity and rainfall in your citrus grove than anyone else in the Heartland.
Published: 09/24/14
Putting produce in the parks worth exploring

Putting produce in the parks worth exploring

It’s great to see tall oaks in the parks, black-eyed Susans along the roadsides and ferns in public places -- as they offer color and shade and help freshen the air.
Published: 09/24/14
Florida wild boar reaches restaurant menus

Florida wild boar reaches restaurant menus

The next time you want to catch some sun and sand at beaches in and around Bradenton, seafood’s not the only thing you can order when you eat out.
Published: 09/24/14

Beekeeper initiative sets national example

One year after Florida citrus growers and beekeepers joined an innovative, voluntary partnership promoted by Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, t...
Published: 09/17/14
Citrus family values education

Citrus family values education

LAKE PLACID — “Experience Orange” may be the slogan of South Florida State College, but it fits Charles and Anne Reynolds as well. The Lake Placid couple are citrus growers and education lovers, with a shine for agriculture, arch...
Published: 09/17/14

Group laying groundwork for industrial hemp co-op

CARBONDALE, Colo. (AP) — A recent tour at a small experimental hemp plot by a group of advocates who want to develop a local hemp growers cooperative revealed some of the challenges the fledgling industry faces before it can become established...
Published: 09/17/14

Bringing degraded soil back to life

Water can wash away topsoil, wind can blow it off, mechanical tilling can cause compaction and crusting, fertilizers can deplete nutrients, overgrazing can leave soil naked, harsh chemicals can kill organisms, and inadequate drainage can lead to wate...
Published: 09/17/14
UF study: Gulf anglers lost $585M from oil spill

UF study: Gulf anglers lost $585M from oil spill

GAINESVILLE — Recreational anglers who normally fish in the Gulf of Mexico lost up to $585 million from lost fishing opportunities in the year of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and could be entitled to compensation, according to a new Univers...
Published: 09/17/14
Farm market finds new ways to educate

Farm market finds new ways to educate

A new farmer’s market in southwest Florida is trying some innovative methods to educate Floridians about the value of supporting local farms.
Published: 09/17/14

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