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Pre-purchase examination

Purchasing a horse is a big decision and one that should not be taken lightly. Just as you would have a car or house examined before you purchase, the same


Commissioner’s AgriCorner: Our work is not done

It has been a great privilege to represent Florida as Commissioner of Agriculture for the last four years, and I’m proud of what we have been able to accomplish together,


Safety has a cost

Safety has a cost, and when it comes to safety imposed by government regulation, it’s usually a cost ultimately born by consumers— you and me.


Local artists honor 100 years of agriculture in Lake Alfred

City Hall focuses on agricultural roots through an art show as part of its centennial celebrations The walls of Lake Alfred City Hall are lined with artwork. Not just any


Creative prep and presentation for the holidays

If food looks wonderful, chances are that it tastes as good as it looks. Our traditional five senses (sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste) tell us what to expect from


Must-have smartphone apps for farmers, part II

In this final piece of our two-part series (see part one here), we are looking at smartphone apps and how they are changing the way America farms. There is a


Opening our eyes to the real Everglades

Mac Stone captures Florida’s wetland in an unforgettable photo collection For many, the Everglades have become synonymous with swamps, airboats, mosquitoes and gators. It’s become . . . shall we


Adam Putnam Election Night 2014

On the lawn of the Historic Polk County Court House in Bartow, Florida, supporters of Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam came out to watch the polls come in


The fall lawn & garden bucket list

Well, the holiday season has crept up on us again. The season is special for several reasons, but here at Doty Farm & Garden Supply, it’s extra special because it


Pole barn vs. steel barn — What’s the difference?

If you’re looking to build or re-build your barn, you might have come across the term “Pole Barn.” Sometimes the term can be confused with steel barns, but they are