Friday, Oct 31, 2014

Agri Leader

Army veteran is new livestock agent

Army veteran is new livestock agent

SEBRING—When he was deployed to Afghanistan, Army communications specialist James McWhorter said the landscape near his base wasn’t what he expected.
Updated: 2 months ago
Study shows blueberry buyers prefer flavor to health

Study shows blueberry buyers prefer flavor to health

GAINESVILLE — Taste trumps health benefits for blueberry buyers, sending a strong message that fruit consumers value flavor most, new University of Florida research shows.
Updated: 2 months ago
Wave of problems conspire to deplete Gulf oysters

Wave of problems conspire to deplete Gulf oysters

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Add an oyster shortage on the Texas Gulf Coast to the problems exacerbated by the state’s years-long drought.
Updated: 2 months ago
It’s all in the numbers

It’s all in the numbers

ONA–Numbers don’t lie, and they can make the difference between success or struggle in the cattle industry.
Updated: 2 months ago

UF scientist develops new drought index

Scientists at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) have developed a new tool, dubbed ARID for Agricultural Reference Index for Drought, that can help farmers mitigate costly droughts.
Updated: 2 months ago

SNAP benefits promotion shines spotlight on fresh food access

During these dog days of summer, the folks at the hydroponic farm, Hydro Harvest in Ruskin, believe their second annual Double Up Food Bucks promotion is a way to help stretch food dollars for those who are economically challenged.
Updated: 2 months ago
Herbs promote health eating

Herbs promote health eating

Lemongrass, tumeric, aloe and spearmint are all herbs that are easily grown in Florida. Lemongrass tastes great with a chicken dish, aloe makes for a delicious juice, tumeric enhances a stir fry and spearmint adds flavor to a tea.
Updated: 2 months ago
Plan and plant now for your fall garden

Plan and plant now for your fall garden

August brings some of Florida’s hottest weather, and although gardening isn’t on most people’s minds, if you’re planning a fall garden, it probably should be.
Updated: 2 months ago
Project aims to bring orchids back to Miami area

Project aims to bring orchids back to Miami area

At one time, orchids—one of nature’s most charismatic flowers—bloomed all around South Florida.
Updated: 2 months ago
Unfounded beliefs abound with gluten-free diets, study finds

Unfounded beliefs abound with gluten-free diets, study finds

GAINESVILLE – While necessary for some, many people eat gluten-free diets because they believe they’ll gain certain health benefits, but these beliefs are not all supported by research, a University of Florida nutrition expert says....
Updated: 3 months ago

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