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Harvest Time: Update on the 2013 Florida peach season

| CFAN March/April 2013 Web Exclusive Feature | If there’s one thing that peach growers worry about it, it’s something that Central Floridians don’t think about much: a cold spell.

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Windbreaks embraced for limiting crop damage, disease

Spring is upon us and, with it, more persistent winds that spread disease in the fields. It’s time to reconsider the benefits of windbreaks, or trees and shrubs used to

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Fourth-grade introduction to beef cattle

| Agri-Fest: Where kids see and experience Florida’s cattle industry firsthand | Seeing a cowboy, holding a bullwhip, learning about cows in Florida — at first, it might sound like

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Garden beckons as spring weather arrives

The birds are chirping, the trees are sprouting new leaves, and the azaleas are in bloom. Warmer temperatures are here, helping to lure you into the garden. There is a

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Let’s have an auction

What is my property worth in today’s market? If you are selling stocks and bonds, vehicles, firearms, livestock, or real estate, the competitive bidding process is the time-tested way to

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Refrigeration standards in the food supply chain

Food products and ingredients of all sorts move through the food supply chain (FSC) daily, and so much of it is quickly perishable, making freezing or refrigeration necessary from the

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The economic outlook

1. Fear your losses and let your profits run. [emember_protected custom_msg=”Click here and register now to read the rest of the article!”] 2. It was never my thinking that made

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Commissioner’s AgriCorner: The importance of continued research for citrus greening


For most of Florida’s 500-year history, Florida has been synonymous with citrus. Introduced to Florida in 1565 by Spanish settlers, citrus found Florida to provide the ideal environment for production.

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The right thing to do

The weeds infesting the field made for slow walking. The torn plastic on the raised soil beds that once bore a bumper crop now hosted decaying leaves and rotted remains

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Editor’s Blog: Ag Literacy Day is coming!

The Youth in Ag edition is here! This is always one of my favorite editions to put together. All of the smiling faces are reason enough to relish in these