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Cultivation, NOT construction, at Bok Tower Gardens

| New partnership between attraction and UF/IFAS expands horticulture horizons for the public | A PARTNERSHIP between the historic, Lake Wales-based Bok Tower Gardens and the University of Florida’s Institute

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Homestead-based orchid growers make a difference for grieving families through horticulture

THE LOSS OF a child by any event is sorrowful to parents, other relatives and friends. A group known as The Compassionate Friends focuses on consoling families who have lost

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A structure with many years of maintenance-free enjoyment

USA QUALITY Steel Barns & Garages has a wide assortment of barns, RV ports, garages, warehousing, and carports available with you in mind. The diversity of our structures makes it

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Investing in a diverging world

OPEN ANY NEWSPAPER or scroll through the latest newsfeed and it’s clear that we’re living in an economic climate marked by ambiguity. Across geographies, the pace of economic growth varies,

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Publisher Letter: The local economy and agriculture’s major impact

YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARD me say before that agriculture is one of the “sweet spots” of Florida’s economy. As an economic powerhouse, the state’s agriculture industry is a multibillion-dollar trade,

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From the Editor’s Desk: More great agri-events coming soon

BETWEEN THE FAIRS and festivals, as well as the trade shows, educational courses, meetings, and more, we wanted to do an expanded calendar for this edition to give you a

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Filling big shoes in the ag industry

WHEN YOU’RE THE fourth-generation owners of the oldest business in town, you’ve got some big shoes to fill. My brother, Jacob, and I are running (and expanding) the Okeechobee family-owned

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Key things you need to know about Obamacare for 2015

THIS MONTH, we wrap up a five-column series on the Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obamacare), the 2010 healthcare insurance law that, whether one likes it or not, has touched or

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PCFB President’s Column: Bureau off to a busy start for 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Polk County Farm Bureau is already moving full speed ahead in 2015, having held our Legislative Appreciation Luncheon with elected officials on January 13. Our special thanks

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Meet Dr. Sandy Wilson of UF/IFAS

| New leadership for UF/IFAS Horticulture to strengthen the industry and research ties | UF/IFAS HAS 14 ACADEMIC departments and two schools, so I spend a lot of time finding