Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014

Agri Leader

Farm bill funds $5.4 million in pest control efforts

As a result of the new federal farm bill passed by Congress earlier this year, Florida will receive $5.4 million in new funding for five critical pest control and eradication programs.
Published: 04/16/14
Speaking their own language helps farmers and workers

Speaking their own language helps farmers and workers

Rosa Garcia used to be a migrant worker, travelling throughout the U.S. with her family picking fruit and vegetables. Now the Sebring resident runs a local business that helps agricultural workers find work and manage their paperwork and payroll.
Published: 04/16/14
Getting leaner with ag's full-fat option

Getting leaner with ag's full-fat option

Does a glass of creamy white whole milk conjure up memories from your childhood? Does it bring you back to a time when your diet worries did not limit you to reduced fat or even skim milk - a choice you feel obligated to make to stay healthy?
Published: 04/16/14

Food trends for 2014: What's hot?

The word is out about the hot new foods trends we are seeing in 2014, and one of the biggest trends of all involves incorporating superfoods like blueberries, chia, kale, quinoa and salmon into one's diet. All is good news for better health and for m...
Published: 04/16/14

Working on ways to foretell when a volcano will blow its top

I was living in eastern Washington State in May of 1980 when Mount St. Helens erupted after a massive landslide triggered by a magnitude 5.1 quake. Vast amounts of molten rock were violently released to the surface of the Earth, erupting not only as ...
Published: 04/09/14
Clewiston fetes sugar cane harvest at annual festival

Clewiston fetes sugar cane harvest at annual festival

There's a sweet festival coming up in Clewiston starting tomorrow and running through Monday - sweet in the edible sense.
Published: 04/09/14
Flight training from the ground up

Flight training from the ground up

Start on the ground. That's the best advice for agricultural pilots who are working to master, or polish, the art of flying turbine spray planes.
Published: 04/09/14
Tycee Prevatt is a one-woman show

Tycee Prevatt is a one-woman show

In Glades County, it's a one woman show at the local extension office in Moore Haven; the only full-time extension agent is 41-year-old Tycee Prevatt. With the title of Youth Development 4-H agent, the majority of Prevatt's focus is on the kids in Gl...
Published: 04/09/14
Blossoming bulbs brighten the flowerbeds

Blossoming bulbs brighten the flowerbeds

They look brownish, lumpy, dry and even downright homely, but once planted, spring bulbs can transform themselves into some of the most brilliant flowers in your garden. There are many bulbs that do well in Central Florida, including amaryllis, gladi...
Published: 04/02/14
Updated: 04/05/14

Healthcare costs a growing concern to Florida farmers

The ongoing implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) - better known as Obamacare - is of increasing concern to Florida farmers as they grapple with its complexity and projected costs.
Published: 04/09/14

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