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One man’s hard work is the same man’s pleasure

| Recreational time is a precious commodity for this citrus grower | WORKING LONG HOURS has been — and still is — a way of life for citrus grower Dennis


Recipe Spotlight: Best cooking methods for the best catch

FISH IS LIKE OLD-FASHIONED PEANUTS. It comes in two flavors – plain and salted. Some fish, thanks to tradition, seem to be better when prepared a certain way or with


Misconceptions about lean, finely textured beef get debunked

Would you eat pink slime? Yes, I would! The media has brought much negative and untruthful attention to “Lean, Finely Textured Beef,” or what they have referred to as “pink


Insights for the family-owned operation

WHEN IT COMES to your small business, there is usually no such thing as too much analysis or planning. It’s essential to always be open and honest about the way


Florida recreation at its greenest

| A look at the economic impact of agriculture and nature-based tourism | FLORIDA IS WELL KNOWN as a recreation and tourism leader. With its dynamic entertainment industry, beautiful coastline,


Citrus season preparedness: Harvesting and labor compliance

WE ARE JUST GETTING STARTED this season in the citrus industry, and if you haven’t already, it’s time to start streamlining the harvesting process. Specifically, there are tools available to


Summer winding down means winding up for planting

IT SEEMS HARD to believe that the summer is already winding down. However, with some great weather ahead of us, now is the time to start some planting for the


Commissioner’s AgriCorner: Never a day’s rest for Florida’s energy

IT’S BEEN ONE YEAR since the Florida Legislature transferred the responsibilities of the state’s Energy Office to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and I have been working


PCFB | President’s column (September 2012)

AFFORDABILITY, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND SUSTAINABILITY are all ideas that we constantly strive for in the agriculture industry. Whether it’s the goal of providing affordable food and fiber to consumers, promoting land