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Agriliving: Combining old traditions with new trends

Innovations in home building for life on the farm LIFE ON THE FARM or ranch is one that is rich in history and tradition, but that doesn’t mean that new

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It’s a good time to be a cattleman in Florida

THE CATTLE RANCHING business in Florida supports more than 50,000 jobs and brings more than $6 billion in overall impact to the state — but for J.B. and Leigh Ann

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Recipe Spotlight: A good bell pepper deserves a great stuffing

NOW IS THE TIME to get stuffing. Not turkeys, that’s months away, but sweet peppers. Florida peppers are here to about the end of May. A little work now will

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The science of Southern living

Flavors of Florida showcases the Plant Innovation Center and the UF/IFAS plant breeding Program WE’RE CREATING Southern lifestyle in a lab. Weeks, months, even years of trial and error …

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Trending on the farm: Steel barns and outbuildings

THEY SAY NECESSITY is the mother of invention, and it’s the spark that lights innovation as well. Here in Florida, a good portion of the year offers daily rain showers,

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Commissioner’s AgriCorner: An update on Operation Outdoor Freedom and Camp Prairie

FLORIDA IS HOME to more than 1.5 million veterans who have served our nation proudly. Many of these brave men and women were wounded in the course of their service,

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Domer’s: We offer the original branding

THE TERM “BRANDING” might mean a lot more to the business world these days, but to the cattle industry it will always mean the practice of labeling cattle with a

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From the Editor’s Desk: Speaking of agriliving …

Artists recognized for their depictions of ag THERE’S NO DOUBT about it. There’s just something special about the Southern lifestyle we’re able to enjoy here in Florida. It’s unlike any

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Time to evaluate your business strategy

UNBELIEVABLY, the first three months of the year have already passed us by. For those who operate a small business, this might be a good time to determine how well

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PCFB President’s Column: Polk Agri-Fest features special and big-name guests

AS I WRITE this column, Polk County Agri-Fest is in full swing! Our special guests are the 6,000 fourth-grade students who visit Agri-Fest each year, but we are also pleased