Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

Agri Leader

Mobile ‘market’ caters to fresh food ‘deserts’

Not everyone has easy access to the produce bounty that surrounds us in Florida.
Updated: 2 months ago
Easy tips to pack a healthy school lunch

Easy tips to pack a healthy school lunch

The long days of summer are nearing and soon the school bell will ring again. No doubt parents are purchasing school clothes and supplies; however, one more consideration they have is what to pack in a school lunch.
Updated: 2 months ago

Students showcase culinary skills in statewide cookoff

Motivating children to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables has been a top priority of Florida Agriculture Commission Adam H. Putnam ever since he took office.
Updated: 2 months ago
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

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