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Monday, Mar 02, 2015

Agri Leader

Mr. Agriculture

Mr. Agriculture

SEBRING — If Highlands County had a yearbook, the person most likely to be named Mr. Agriculture would undoubtedly be Ray Royce.
Published: 02/09/15
Tapping into the power of Instagram

Tapping into the power of Instagram

There’s a social media phenomenon that I think farms and those who love to eat local should be using—but they’re probably not on it yet.
Published: 02/09/15

Cuties are juicy bites of nutrition

Cuties, those little oranges, have been making their way into many shopping carts.
Published: 02/09/15
UF researchers develop citrus greening detector

UF researchers develop citrus greening detector

GAINESVILLE — While a commercially available cure for crop-killing citrus greening remains elusive, University of Florida researchers have developed a tool to help growers combat the insidious disease: an efficient, inexpensive and easy-to-use...
Published: 02/09/15

Ag News Briefs

Nominations for ag award sought
Published: 02/02/15
Milk industry fights ‘anti-dairy’ message

Milk industry fights ‘anti-dairy’ message

NEW YORK — The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy.
Published: 02/02/15
Unmanned drones could play key roles in food supply

Unmanned drones could play key roles in food supply

WASHINGTON (AP) — Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal’s temperature. Applying pesticides.
Published: 02/02/15

Storing seeds can be rewarding

Behind every terrific tomato, every outstanding orange and every superb squash lies a seed that started it all.
Published: 02/02/15

Back to school at Bee College

It seems that everyone wants to talk about the birds and the bees these days—that is, at University of Florida’s eight annual Bee College, to be held March 6 and 7 in St. Augustine.
Published: 02/02/15
Hollywood ropin’

Hollywood ropin’

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY — There’s no shortage of cowboys in Okeechobee County, but there’s only one who can honestly call himself the Lone Ranger’s sidekick.
Published: 02/02/15