Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

Agri Leader

Good ol' days alive and well at feed store

Good ol' days alive and well at feed store

When you step into Bryan Farm Supply in Arcadia, it feels a little bit like stepping into the past. Antique metal farm implements hang from the ceiling. Customers sit on bags of feed or at a round table between the office and the cash counter just to...
Published: 04/02/14
In search of exotic fruits

In search of exotic fruits

If you're in search of exotic fruit trees, then Randy Thompson of Thompson's Nursery and Vineyards in Valrico is your man.
Published: 04/02/14
Politics, weather conspire to drive up wheat prices

Politics, weather conspire to drive up wheat prices

WICHITA, Kan. - Political instability in Ukraine - coupled with potential freeze damage to winter wheat in the United States and a deepening drought in some major wheat producing countries - are conspiring to significantly drive up wheat prices, econ...
Published: 03/31/14

Vitamin D levels can be checked, fortified

My mother lives with me, and I'm involved in her medical care. She's a tough cookie. But like many 88-year-olds, she has several health problems. We visit her doctor at least once a month to report what's working and what isn't doing the trick. Recen...
Published: 04/02/14
Gardening on the go

Gardening on the go

Terry Hill's invention wasn't something he planned to do in his retirement. Nor was it a dream the Arcadia resident had from his youth, hoping to one day bring to fruition. It grew organically, so to speak, from the ground up.
Published: 03/26/14
Updated: 03/27/14
5 ways to use your strawberries

5 ways to use your strawberries

This is Florida strawberry season's high time, and you can see it all around with super deals on strawberries at the supermarket and great buys at local farm stands.
Published: 03/26/14

FDACS 'Food Connect' targets school food buyers

A new and innovative web site developed by Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), in partnership with University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), will help the state's farmers sell to local sc...
Published: 03/26/14
Technology gives cattlemen new tools

Technology gives cattlemen new tools

POLO, Ill. - There's a silo on Brent and Bruce Scholl's farm that was built in 1919 by their grandfather. It's not in use anymore, but it serves as a relic and landmark to a different era of farming as it stands near half of their cattle and nearly 3...
Published: 03/26/14

Florida Market Bulletin brings ag buyers and sellers together

"Peanut harvester, old but in working condition needs a new tire $2000," "Bahia hay, 4x5 rolls, string wrapped, well fertilized, barn stored, cut Fall 2013 $50/roll, "Pair Blue Eared Pheasant breeders $275."
Published: 03/19/14
Updated: 03/21/14

Consumers are looking for the labels

Recent studies show that when consumers are choosing foods, they are often choosing local. Consumers believe that by choosing local, the quality is better, their purchase is helpful to the local economy, the assortment of products is often wider, and...
Published: 03/26/14

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