Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

Agri Leader

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...
Published: 10/08/14

Water conservation

Throughout the nation, growers, farmers and ranchers are contending with water scarcity caused by rising global temperatures, climate variability, droughts, floods, pollution, growing populations and increased demands.
Published: 10/08/14

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.
Published: 10/08/14
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.
Published: 10/08/14
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....
Published: 10/08/14
Taking the fight against hunger to heart

Taking the fight against hunger to heart

LAKE WALES—When Josh Jamison was 15, he knew he wanted to do something to combat the threat of hunger in the world.
Published: 10/01/14
US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Starting this month, America’s remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand.
Published: 10/01/14

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.
Published: 10/01/14

State wins $1 million conservation grant

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has been awarded a $1 million conservation innovation grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Published: 10/01/14
Freezing fruits and vegetables saves time, money and waste

Freezing fruits and vegetables saves time, money and waste

For the longest time, I’d buy my produce bounty at the supermarket or farmer’s market over the weekend. When Friday rolled around and I hadn’t used everything, I’d regretfully throw away the excess.
Published: 10/01/14

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