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Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015

Agri Leader

Off the beaten path

Off the beaten path

ARCADIA — In 1887, cattle rancher James Shelfer moved his family to Florida from Texas and began planting orange trees along the Joshua Creek.
Published: 03/30/15
Farmers fund research to breed gluten-free wheat

Farmers fund research to breed gluten-free wheat

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas farmers are paying for genetic research to figure out exactly why some people struggle to digest wheat.
Published: 03/30/15
Gardening from the get-go

Gardening from the get-go

Children love to play in the dirt. And for many adults, they never really grow out of that desire to plant their hands deep down in the dirt and feel it sift out of their fingertips.
Published: 03/30/15

Blueberry season crops up in April

Don’t be “blue” over Florida’s strawberry season coming to an end—blueberry season is beginning in April.
Published: 03/28/15
Leading by example

Leading by example

LAKE PLACID - Amy Smith works out of the offices of a large citrus producer, but she doesn't grow oranges. She has a degree in biology, but she isn't working on a cure for citrus greening. She's definitely into cultivating, but not plants-- rather, h...
Published: 03/23/15
Updated: 03/24/15

It’s a bird, it’s a plane...no, it’s a drone

The use of drones in agriculture can ultimately assist or replace what is now used to monitor crops, through satellite, by manned planes or physically walking through the fields.
Published: 03/23/15
Market is one-stop ‘buy local’ destination

Market is one-stop ‘buy local’ destination

In the quest to support local farmers and food vendors, grocery shopping can turn into a full-time job.
Published: 03/23/15
Meat industry fights new dietary proposal

Meat industry fights new dietary proposal

EDITOR’S NOTE — An occasional look at how behind-the-scenes influence is wielded in Washington
Published: 03/16/15
Indiana’s maple syrup makers tap into tradition

Indiana’s maple syrup makers tap into tradition

Editors Note: This is an AP Member Exchange shared by the Daily Journal.
Published: 03/16/15
New solar energy concept poised to catch on

New solar energy concept poised to catch on

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new concept in renewable energy is catching fire across the country, allowing customers who might find solar panels too expensive or impractical to buy green energy anyway.
Published: 03/16/15