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What’s holding you down?

“When you have an elephant by the hind leg, and he is trying to run away, it’s best to let him run.” ~ Abraham Lincoln You may remember Aaron Ralston,

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A little relief through tax-deferred exchanges of real estate

If you are in the agriculture business, chances are you have invested in real estate. Whether your business is looking to diversify some agricultural land holdings, or you are selling

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Business strategies: How to manage your time

When things get hectic on your farm or ranch, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. The best way to deal with that daily chaos is to organize your work schedule. Set

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The search for a cure

Leadership is everything. As the feckless 113th Congress failed to pass the 2013 Farm Bill, Florida’s legislature resolved to address the Florida citrus industry’s greatest challenge — the disease of

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The Agriculture Unit: Protecting a billion dollar industry

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd values Polk County’s agricultural community, and believes serving their needs and providing protection and education is a high priority for his Office.  Judd knows unique

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Has the blue gold of Florida run dry?

| A tough 2010 harvest has blueberry growers talking | The state of Florida has long had an enviable position as a supplier of fresh blueberries.  In early spring of

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Florida Roots: La Florida, home of the noble cracker horse

Crack! An undeniably commanding sound when heard from a ten to twelve foot long whip being snapped in the air by a Florida Cracker. Hence the notorious sound lent itself

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Top 10 highlights of the 2010 Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention

The Turnout – The FCA Convention was just held in June at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, golf club & Spa.  With approximately 1,350 in attendance, the FCA convention

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@griTech: Polk State College has a plan for tomorrow’s farming industry

Florida farmers will have much needed help soon with complex government regulations and technological equipment.  Lakeland’s Polk State College previously operated as a community college offering two-year degree programs until

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The Birth of an Industry

Traveling back 500 years to the beginning of Florida citrus To taste citrus today and to take in its fragrance is to taste history. Wherever citrus was planted, their aromatic