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Annuity maximization: A strategy to leave more to your heirs

What if you’re living comfortably in retirement and, instead of needing that deferred annuity, you decide you want to leave it to your heirs at your death? However, transferring your

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Wearing blinders: A common error in small business

When you’re trying to decide to grow citrus or peaches, strawberries or blueberries, you need to carefully consider information from various sources. In my professional experience, as business owners there

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Why honesty is the best policy — especially with your lawyer

Honesty is a key component in a successful attorney-client relationship. There is a difference between honesty and accuracy when it comes to reviewing testimony, especially with eyewitness testimony. If there

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Commissioner’s AgriCorner: Planting the seeds for growth in the Florida ag industry

Florida agriculture has played an important role in Florida’s 500-year history, providing food and fiber for the people of Florida, the United States and around the world. Today, Florida agriculture

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Harvest time: Organic blueberry growers battle odds in niche market

Seventy-one-year-old Benny McLean Jr.’s family used to grow citrus organically before anybody cared about organics. Before herbicides and chemical fertilizers were introduced in the mid-1960s, they sprayed with sulphur and

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Helping horses with a troubled past

| Q&A on adopting rescued or rehabilitated equines | It’s not just adoption; it’s saving a life. Central Florida Ag News spoke with Dawn Bazemore, founder of Faith Equine Rescue,

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Been stung lately?

Have you ever been stung by a honeybee? It is painful! Stinging someone, however, is not the primary reason for this insect’s existence on earth. Honeybees are the ONLY insects

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What is equine recurrent uveitis?

Equine recurrent uveitis (ERU) refers to a reoccurring pattern of inflammation in the eye of a horse.  Another name for this disease is “moon blindness,” which comes from when it

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Revisiting and updating the buy-sell agreement

If your business has multiple owners, a shareholder buy-sell agreement is essential. Though buy-sell agreements are ideally set up at the formation of a business, it may be beneficial to

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Obtaining official identification devices for cattle

| How Florida is implementing the federal Cattle Identification Rule | The rancher community is aware of a new Cattle Identification Rule promulgated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)