Sunday, Nov 23, 2014

Agri Leader

Farm Bureau annual meet draws many more attendees

Florida Farm Bureau 73rd annual meeting saw a dramatic increase in attendance, which was a 20 percent jump in expected turnout.
Published: 11/12/14

Aquatic plants as important as fish in aquariums

For Paul Brown, a resident of Southwest Florida, selecting aquatic plants to add his aquarium are as big a consideration as the fish he chooses.
Published: 11/12/14
Weather whiz

Weather whiz

LAKE PLACID—He’s not a meteorologist or a psychic, but Cole Garvey might be able to tell you more about the temperature, humidity and rainfall in your citrus grove than anyone else in the Heartland.
Published: 09/24/14
Updated: 11/11/14
Monarch mission

Monarch mission

LAKE PLACID—Jeff Alexander’s yard is a veritable nursery, but not in the way one might think.
Published: 10/29/14
Study: Fla.’s climate boosts soil carbon storage

Study: Fla.’s climate boosts soil carbon storage

GAINESVILLE – Warm temperatures and a wet landscape increase soil’s ability to store carbon, which in turn helps mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new University of Florida study covering 45 years of data....
Published: 10/29/14
Tampa Bay Markets are an eclectic mix

Tampa Bay Markets are an eclectic mix

Looking to escape for a day trip to Tampa, but want to avoid the crowds going to a Tampa Bay Buccaneers game or one of the city’s downtown attractions?
Published: 10/29/14
The meaning of ‘organic’ hazy for nonfood items

The meaning of ‘organic’ hazy for nonfood items

WASHINGTON — There’s a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street.
Published: 10/29/14

Pumpkins aplenty for revelers

In addition to providing Halloween revelers with festively carved faces, pumpkins offer a whole lot more.
Updated: 1 months ago

Florida wins $4.5 million in speciality block grants

Florida will receive $4.5 million in new United States Department of Agriculture specialty crops block grants in this year’s national allocation of $118 million under the new farm bill.
Updated: 1 months ago
UF scientist trying to make peanuts safe for allergy sufferers

UF scientist trying to make peanuts safe for allergy sufferers

GAINESVILLE — A University of Florida scientist has moved one step closer to his goal of eliminating 99.9 percent of peanut allergens by removing 80 percent of them in whole peanuts.
Updated: 1 months ago

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