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@griTech: Trending Now in Residential Landscaping

Residential landscaping is a big deal in Central Florida and it’s a labor of love lasting all year long. It’s also an endeavor that raises many issues, but innovative solutions

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What’s Blooming and What’s Not?

How Nurseries are Changing in 2014 to Keep Business Growing Potted roses used to be popular gifts for Valentine’s and Mother’s days, but now they’re disappearing from store shelves. This

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The Growth of the Food Supply Chain

In the strictest sense, we as individuals might not need a whiz-bang smartphone, a sparkling set of earrings or a shiny new vehicle, but we each need sustenance — nourishing

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A farmer’s guide for calculating plant loss, part 1

Our office represents farmers as the plaintiff’s lawyer, and often our claims are against large companies, like chemical companies. When our office is contacted by a client, there are specific

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Commissioner’s AgriCorner: Expansion of the Panama Canal

Florida exports $4 billion in agricultural commodities each year to more than 140 other countries, with many of the products passing through the Panama Canal. Next year, the expansion of

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Q&A: Horse Showmanship Classes at the Polk County Youth Fair

Horse Committee Chair Jessica Slaughter Shares What’s on Tap for this Year Since 1947, the Polk County Youth Fair has been educating local youths about agriculture. Through a series of

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A Healthy Lawn Means a Happy Homeowner

Despite the warm weather we had over the holidays, just after the New Year we had our first cold snap. That means along with some of the normal gardening routine

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Genetically Engineered Food: Why Florida Lawmakers are Pushing to Pass a State Law Requiring Labeling of Genetically Engineered Products

Florida will become the latest state to tackle the issue of genetically engineered food in its upcoming legislative session. A bill introduced by Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda, HB 1, would

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Citrus Heritage Exhibit 5

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

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Citrus Heritage Exhibit 1

Traveling Back to 1513 and 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