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BMPs, Have You Enrolled?

Farmers and Ranchers’ Role in Protecting Florida’s Water Quality Agriculture has been in the spotlight for many years for environmental problems. It seems we always have to defend our way


Common Questions about Receiving an AgAmerica Farm Loan, Part III

In my third and final entry of answering common questions on AgAmerica farm loans, I offer details on equity “Line of Credit” that may prove to be a viable option


Food Legends at the FFA Beast Feast

A Celebration of Florida Fun and Food at the Annual Fundraiser From fried dill pickles, to sweet potato fries, to venison tacos, this year’s 11th Annual Beast Feast and Auction


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

When advising clients on record retention policies, these questions are commonly brought up: What documents should I keep? How long should I keep them? Is one year long enough? Ten?


A Thirst for Change

Change can be a pain. The powers that be are fixing the road between my home and the office. That means I have to detour, and I’ve been taking the


Live. Love. Livestock.

Family Life for the Lasseters at Triple L Farms Elijah Lasseter was seven years old when he announced to his parents one evening, “I’m going to get a diesel when


Why the law is personal

Attorneys follow very specific rules of conduct, which have been established by the American Bar Association, and these rules also affect our ability to establish trust with our clients. But


Commissioner’s AgriCorner: ‘Don’t Pack a Pest’ Campaign

The psyllids in our citrus groves, the pythons in the Everglades, and the lovebugs on our windshields are all examples of Florida’s invasive pests. They are also great examples of


Raising Your Foal

Foals can be a lot of work, but it is important to monitor them closely. Foals should drink up to 25 percent of their body weight in milk daily with


Riding Through Life on a Trusted Breed

Barthle Brothers Ranch and the American Quarter Horse Sometimes “good” is a way of life. Such is the case at Barthle Brothers Ranch in Dade City where you’ll find cattle,