Saturday, Sep 20, 2014

Agri Leader

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
Let’s cheer largest corn-waste-to-ethanol plant

Let’s cheer largest corn-waste-to-ethanol plant

The world’s largest corn-waste-to-ethanol refinery may have kickstarted thousands of miles away, but Highlands County, which once was abuzz with talk of two possible ethanol plants, should nevertheless cheer for them.
Published: 09/10/14

Fun ag facts of Florida

While many of us know some of the interesting facts about Florida, such as Central Florida being the lightning capital of the United States, Florida’s nickname being the “Sunshine State,” and agriculture being the second leading ...
Published: 09/10/14
Jackfruit: Nature’s gentle giant

Jackfruit: Nature’s gentle giant

Jackfruit wields a hefty reputation.
Published: 09/10/14
Hospitality hunter

Hospitality hunter

OKEECHOBEE — Cutting a trail out of Florida wilderness with a machete is something typically attributed to the old-timers in pioneer days, but Fred Fanizzi was swatting away at vegetation just 15 years ago, helping to create Quail Creek Planta...
Published: 09/10/14

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