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Making More Use of the Railroad in the Cold Supply Chain

“All aboard!” In the glory days of passenger railroad, it was the call of the coachman to get passengers on the soon-departing train. Today, “All aboard!” is also the call


Florida Ranching by the Numbers

Q&A with Industry Experts on the latest USDA Cattle Inventory Report The USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) released the Cattle Inventory Report on January 31; unable to release a


A farmer’s guide for calculating plant loss, part 3

In the final installment of your guide to calculating plant loss, I’d like to remind growers that this is just one element of the detailed process of collecting evidence and


Commissioner’s AgriCorner: A ‘Nutrislice’ of Florida’s School Nutrition Program

Florida’s sunshine and temperate climate provide for more than a great vacation destination. Our unique climate allows for the vast majority of Florida’s nearly 300 agricultural products to be in


Technology brings many uses for citrus peels

| Adding freshness and flavor to otherwise ordinary items | Your unwanted citrus peels can easily be put to good use in your garbage disposal, where they clean your blades


Congratulations on Your Foal!

You have waited about a year for your foal, make sure you get him off to a healthy start! The first few hours of a foal’s life have a major


An Action Plan for Environmental Stewardship

The What, How, and Why of BMAPs Acronyms, acronyms! We are always hearing acronyms from the different government entities. Well, here’s one that we’ll be hearing more and more: BMAP


Cultivating Character in Our AgriYouth

Why 4-H, FFA, and Other Programs Are More than Just Ag Projects Training tomorrow’s leaders is a big job. But working together, Agri-Fest, 4-H, and the National FFA Organization along


Words to the Wise on Filing Federal Taxes for Your Farm Business, Part I

As a farmer or rancher, you lead a busy life—waking up before the crack of dawn, overseeing your farming enterprise or tending to your livestock—the last thing you want is


Opening Doors for Students

Citrus Growers Teach the Skills of Trade to Highlands’ Youth As Florida growers explore alternatives to citrus, industry leaders in Highlands County are continuing to teach the next generation how