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PCFB: President’s column (October 2012)

AS THE CLOCK WINDS DOWN toward Election Day, I cannot stress often enough the importance of each of our votes on November 6. As with any election, our very livelihoods

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Commissioner’s AgriCorner: From the war to the woods for wounded veterans

There are 3.4 million veterans in America with a service-connected disability, and more and more are coming home wounded every day. Soldiers who once fought for their country are now

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Modern tools for monitoring your equine’s health

Equines communicate through various physical and behavioral signs. From the position of the ears to nervous nibbling and gait are all signals that indicate their emotions or physical well being.

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A trio of excellence in teaching

| Polk County Farm Bureau recognizes outstanding educators in agriculture | Excellence comes in many forms. This year, it came in the form of three caring and committed teachers who

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Planning for growth

There is nothing quite as satisfying as seeing your business grow and flourish into the success you had envisioned from day one. It is vitally important, however, to ensure that

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Strengthening the links in the chain

Companies that do international business and trade in agricultural commodities and packaged food products must meet tough international standards to ensure the confidence and health safety of the end user

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The proof is in the pictures

In land management and farming, there is always something new that comes along. It is crucial to stay on top of your crops and know exactly what needs to be

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Lawn and garden tips to remember for fall

Now that some cooler temperatures are on the horizon, it’s time to go over the gardening tips for the month of October. We’ve got some great guidelines to help keep

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How new technologies can make your job easier

DURING THE YEAR we have talked about cloud computing, the use of tablet computers in agriculture, and vein readers and facial recognition as emerging technologies for harvesting data collection. [emember_protected

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The red thread that binds: What connects UF/IFAS with Florida farmers

TEACHING, RESEARCH AND OUTREACH are the core of the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), which is a premier institution within the land-grant university system. But it is