Monday, Dec 22, 2014

Agri Leader

Florida sets national standard for school nutrition

Although a number of school districts around the U.S. have abandoned new United States Department of Agriculture meal pattern nutritional guidelines because students have loudly rejected the notion of healthier food, Florida has led the way in succes...
Updated: 1 months ago
Canning preserves produce, creates business opportunities

Canning preserves produce, creates business opportunities

Canning isn’t just for grandmothers these days.
Updated: 1 months ago
Problem solving part of a farmer’s job

Problem solving part of a farmer’s job

Looking for a problem solver? Then talk to a farmer.
Updated: 1 months ago

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.
Updated: 1 months ago

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.
Updated: 1 months ago
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.
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: 2 months ago
Shining a spotlight on agritourism

Shining a spotlight on agritourism

The folks in Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte counties are shining a massive spotlight on agriculture and agritourism.
Updated: 2 months ago
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...
Updated: 2 months ago

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.
Updated: 2 months ago

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