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How Drone Advancements Can Help Citrus Growers in the Field

Florida citrus growers have a lot on their plates these days, but recent research from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) shows that drones, also


Vaccines – Are they really that important?

Vaccines stimulate the body’s own immune system into producing antibodies against a specific disease without actually causing the disease. The antibodies “prime” the body for potential infection and result in


Allergy Prevention Tips for Farm Workers, Gardeners, and Lovers of the Great Outdoors

Spring is here, and, in Florida, that means several things: It means many farm workers are busy harvesting; that backyard growers and gardeners are in full swing; and outdoor enthusiasts


Spring has Sprung!

April’s warmer temperatures and typically dry weather signal spring is here, meaning it’s time to prune branches damaged by the winter cold and prepare for the growing season. When flowering


The Importance of Nitrogen for Your Crops

Fertilizer is vital for crops to produce sufficient yields. Without adequate fertilizer, we wouldn’t be able to produce the amount of viable produce necessary to satisfy the market. That’s why


Estate Planning Tips for Ag Families

Family farms—those that operate as “a sole proprietorship, partnership, or family corporations” according to the USDA—make up nearly 96 percent of the over two million farms in the country. Family


Preparing Your Investments for a Great Economy

As investors, it feels like we spend a lot of our time thinking about “worst-case scenarios.” We don’t want our money and our asset values to go down! As such,


The Livestock Conservancy

With this being the Livestock Edition of Central Florida Ag News, I thought I would focus on an organization that likely isn’t well known outside the world of agriculture. That’s


The Advantages of Tempering

I’ve written recently about the changing landscape in public refrigerated warehousing, especially the cold food chain segment, and how PRW companies are expanding their services to be more competitive, more

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2019 Central Florida Ag Alliance Luncheon

Bringing Together Florida Agri-Business and Florida Law Enforcement to Protect the State’s Rural & Agricultural Communities by DAPHNE RENELUS We often hear quotes that emphasize the importance of coming together