Category Archives: Column

26 Nov
Health Care for You and Your Family— Getting Covered

by CINDY DeBORD, Director of Patient Finance Here at Central Florida Health Care, Inc., we understand that there are many health care coverage options out there and that many families may not be able to afford private health insurance. For this reason, we have Patient Navigators on staff here to help you and your family

26 Nov
Lasers Could be New Treatment for Citrus Greening

by MIKE ROBERTS            Citrus greening bacteria gets into the very fiber of citrus trees, and getting treatments and cures into those internal cells has proven a struggle up to now. UF/IFAS horticultural sciences professor, Ed Etxeberria, recently shared how lasers have proven effective during recent testing in helping spray treatments like bactericides to penetrate

26 Nov
Thank A Farmer

By Baxter Troutman With the holiday season upon us, I have a request from the heart — a couple of them, actually. First, when you’re sitting around the Thanksgiving table with family and friends and before you enjoy the fine feast, please do take time to count your blessings. Like the stars that shine more

26 Nov
Strong Economy Boosting Cold Storage Market

By Ben Adams, Jr. By and large, Americans are enjoying a robust U.S. economy, and its impact seems to have been highly positive for a wide swath of industries. From where I sit, it’s clear that the economy has been good for the cold chain industry and the public refrigerated warehouses (PRWs) that operate within

26 Nov
Long Term Care Insurance: Assessing Cost and Needs

By Eric Greenhow Have you had an elderly family member who has entered a nursing home or assisted living facility?  Or possibly a parent or grandparent who requires long term care, provided by a nurse, physical therapist or caregiver in-home? If you haven’t yet, you may be unaware of just how costly these services can

26 Nov
The Role of Phosphite for Your Citrus and Other Crops

by JOHN BAXTER   Phosphorous (P).  It might be a single word, but it has a complex meaning for Florida growers.  Part of that meaning includes how it enhances nutrient uptake and translocation. However, it does much more than that.  When a tree or plant has the right nutrient balance, it is able to correct

26 Nov
November Means it’s Time to Feed Your Lawn

by WILLIAM “BILL” DOTY It’s time for the most important fertilization of the year.  For a green lawn this winter and quick take-off next spring, feed it now.  A combination of weed and feed may be advisable, especially if your lawn is weedy.  Winterizer fertilizer would follow 2 – 4 weeks later.   Tips for

26 Nov
Clean life, healthy life!

By Dr. Katie Hennessy Our horses love to get dirty, but one area we should strive to maintain as clean a condition as possible is their stalls. A clean stall and barn can help prevent disease and maintain your horse’s health. Not only will you keep their coat clean, you can also keep ammonia and

14 Nov
Imagery Captures Florida Cattle Ranchers at Daylight

Story Behind AgAmerica’s Award Winning Cattle Rancher Photo American farmers and ranchers dedicate every hour of their day to running their operation – whether its late nights harvesting crops or early mornings feeding cattle – their job is never done. AgAmerica understands the commitment and resilience it takes to be a farmer or rancher and

22 Oct
Is the Citrus Commodity Due for a Comeback this Harvest

As the Industry Prepares to Hear the First USDA Florida Citrus Crop Estimate in Early October, Experts Are Making Their Own Predictions IT’S NO SECRET that Hurricane Irma had a devastating effect on the 2017-2018 Florida citrus harvest. After Irma plowed through the center of the state, making landfall on September 10, 2017, the subsequent citrus