Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014

Agri Leader

Tampa Bay Markets are an eclectic mix

Tampa Bay Markets are an eclectic mix

Looking to escape for a day trip to Tampa, but want to avoid the crowds going to a Tampa Bay Buccaneers game or one of the city’s downtown attractions?
Published: 10/29/14
The meaning of ‘organic’ hazy for nonfood items

The meaning of ‘organic’ hazy for nonfood items

WASHINGTON — There’s a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street.
Published: 10/29/14

Pumpkins aplenty for revelers

In addition to providing Halloween revelers with festively carved faces, pumpkins offer a whole lot more.
Updated: 1 months ago

Florida wins $4.5 million in speciality block grants

Florida will receive $4.5 million in new United States Department of Agriculture specialty crops block grants in this year’s national allocation of $118 million under the new farm bill.
Updated: 1 months ago
UF scientist trying to make peanuts safe for allergy sufferers

UF scientist trying to make peanuts safe for allergy sufferers

GAINESVILLE — A University of Florida scientist has moved one step closer to his goal of eliminating 99.9 percent of peanut allergens by removing 80 percent of them in whole peanuts.
Updated: 1 months ago
Invasive Island applesnails alarming lake dwellers

Invasive Island applesnails alarming lake dwellers

I’ve known about Florida applesnails (Pomacea paludosa) since I was a child. My father taught me about them and explained they were the main source of food for the endangered Everglades kite, a medium sized hawk-like bird that graces the shore...
Updated: 1 months ago

Fruit, vegetable growers join state program

Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association has joined the Fresh from Florida marketing program run by Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Updated: 1 months ago
Freeze and store fruits, veggies and herbs

Freeze and store fruits, veggies and herbs

Last week, I wrote about why some of us are choosing to freeze fruits and vegetables for later use, and how these efforts fit in with a quest to eat healthier.
Updated: 1 months ago
Keeping busy

Keeping busy

LAKE PLACID—Barney Cherry doesn’t get as much time as he’d like on his beautiful, family-run Lake Placid ranch, but when he does spend time there, he enjoys watching the wildlife and fishing with his wife and grandkids....
Updated: 1 months ago

Frozen OJ once changed citrus industry

Fresh orange juice has been enjoyed as long as orange trees have been around; however, frozen concentrated orange juice was developed in the 1940s.
Updated: 2 months ago

Part of the Tribune family of products

© 2014 TAMPA MEDIA GROUP, LLC