Monday, Dec 22, 2014

Agri Leader

Poor durum crop likely to impact pasta consumers

Poor durum crop likely to impact pasta consumers

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — From family dinner tables to fancy restaurants, plates of pasta are likely to be a little pricier in the coming year because of a disappointing durum wheat crop in the northern Plains and Canada....
Published: 12/10/14

How to keep plants warm during cold days

As anyone can attest, it’s been a little cold outside lately with lows in the 30s. Although last year was exceptionally cold, this year NOAA predicts less intensity but still a cold winter. Its forecast calls for below-average temperatures in ...
Published: 12/10/14
Wilson named NRCS engineer of the year

Wilson named NRCS engineer of the year

GAINESVILLE—When Jesse Wilson learned this month he was named Natural Resources Conservation Service Engineer of the Year he was very surprised.
Published: 12/03/14
Today’s farmers come from all walks of life

Today’s farmers come from all walks of life

GAINESVILLE — Once upon a time, full-time farmers were the norm. That’s not necessarily the case today.
Published: 12/03/14
Breaking all the rules

Breaking all the rules

FORT MEADE—When Greg Evans and his wife, Debbie, moved to Fort Meade from Iowa in 2013, they were warned about Florida gardening. They were told the soil was all sugar sand and they’d never be able to grow a proper garden without tons o...
Published: 12/03/14
Gardening gains ground among youth, in cities

Gardening gains ground among youth, in cities

In the quest to eat healthy and locally-produced food, an increasing number of Americans are taking the matter into their own hands—and yards—with food gardening, the National Gardening Association reported earlier this year.
Published: 12/03/14

Volusia teen named Central Florida student chef ambassador

A 15-year-old high school freshman from Volusia County has been named Central Florida regional student chef ambassador by Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in an effort to promote healthier eating among young people.
Published: 12/03/14
Capturing Florida’s natural beauty on canvas

Capturing Florida’s natural beauty on canvas

LAKE WALES—The walls of Warner University’s new H. Darrel Darby building echo with the footfalls and voices of students and faculty, but the structure serves as more than another school building.
Published: 11/26/14

It’s cold outside; time to plant lettuce

We might think of lettuce as perfect for a crisp summer salad, especially these days when it’s cold outside. However, now is the perfect time to plant and enjoy lettuce, whether it’s in a salad or on a sandwich.
Published: 12/03/14
Consider habitat gardening before planting

Consider habitat gardening before planting

When plotting a garden, you might be thinking about where to plant the veggies, and where to put the fruits and berries.
Published: 11/26/14

Part of the Tribune family of products

© 2014 TAMPA MEDIA GROUP, LLC