Thursday, Jan 29, 2015

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Ag briefs

Lawmakers debate undercover farm video bill
Published: 01/26/15
New standards target pathogens in poultry products

New standards target pathogens in poultry products

WASHINGTON — A favorite staple of American diets — chicken breasts, legs and wings — could become safer to eat.
Published: 01/26/15
Espalier can produce fruit in greater abundance

Espalier can produce fruit in greater abundance

While they grace the sides of buildings, enhance the sides of walls or line pathways, espalier, or trained trees or plants, weren’t initially created for their beauty.
Published: 01/26/15
A bloomin’ good life

A bloomin’ good life

ARCADIA — Orchids, orchids everywhere. . . that’s the life of 58-year-old Rob Palmer, greenhouse operations manager at Sun Bulb Co. in Arcadia.
Published: 01/26/15
Making room for mullet on the plate

Making room for mullet on the plate

Mullet may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of famous fish from Florida.
Published: 01/26/15
Ag news in brief

Ag news in brief

Putnam wants more money to fight citrus disease
Published: 01/19/15
Updated: 01/20/15

Program gives SNAP recipients more bang for their buck

SARASOTA — Karen Maxey, 69, grew up on a farm eating fresh fruits and vegetables and maintained that healthy diet throughout her life. But in 2007, the economy took a toll on her personal and professional life; she lost her real estate busines...
Published: 01/19/15
Updated: 01/20/15

Big, small inventions that changed Florida ag

The ag industry was drastically improved with inventions such as barbed wire, gasoline tractors and rotary tillers, many of which helped Florida farmers with their citrus, crops and cattle.
Published: 01/19/15
Updated: 01/20/15

Ranch hopes to expand market for bison meat

FORT MYERS — Two-and-a-half miles down the dirt road that bisects Three Suns Ranch a line of trees gave way to open pastures of tall grass.
Published: 01/19/15
Updated: 01/20/15
Ways to savor, share strawberry season

Ways to savor, share strawberry season

It’s high time for Florida’s strawberry season, and Central Florida’s Plant City is the winter strawberry capital of the world.
Published: 01/19/15

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