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Update on the Food Safety Modernization Act

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law by President Obama on Jan. 4, 2011, but only recently have the federal agencies assigned to enforce the law put


4-H Poster Art Contest Winner

Morgan Turney’s Art and Future Ambissions Lake Region High School senior Morgan Turney loves to sketch, dance, sculpt, and take photographs. “I really like the expression of art through colors,”


8 Tips for Buying Rural Property, Part I

Investing in rural recreational and investment property is more popular than ever, but it’s important to approach the process mindfully. Don’t just latch on to anything because it sounds good.


Gettng downright filthy

There is something about getting downright filthy and dirty that seems to bring out the inner child in us all. Even better is when you can get grimy for a


Recipe Spotlight: Four ideas for ‘crabby’ meals

There was a time when “crabby” was an insult. These days it’s delicious. Stone crabs are the stars of Florida’s crustacean show, but they are available only from October through


The Birth of an Industry, Part I of Conclusion

Preserving the Future of Citrus through Environmental Stewardship The 21st century dawned on a citrus industry that was more determined than ever to preserve and sustain its cultural heritage, natural


Seven Reasons Why Agribusinesses Should Use Social Media

More than just an adage, it’s a marketing truism that “a business without a sign is a sign of no business.” That sage professional advice —“Be sure to hang your


Capturing the Equine Spirit

Central Florida equine artist Mindy Z. Colton merges her love of horses and sculpture into an artistic blend of expression. When Mindy Z. Colton watches horses roam near her horse


The Fight to Protect Florida’s Springs: Is New Legislation Needed to Save Florida’s Water Resources?

The current legislative session in Florida will be heating up before we know it as lawmakers are taking action to protect the state’s freshwater springs. Robert L. Knight of the


The End of the Year is Near – Oh Dear

The Christmas season is here, giving us the opportunity to focus on what matters most in our lives. Having family, friends and personal well-being will make Christmas truly a merry