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COVID-19: Understanding Our Farmers’ Struggle

by GENE McAVOY, Associate Director for Stakeholder Relations at UF/IFAS SWREC and Regional Vegetable Extension Agent Emeritus  provided to Central Florida Ag News  Markets On Tuesday, March 24, a local

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Uncertain Times

Florida Cattlemen Open Up About Riding Out Fluctuations by TIM CRAIG It would be nearly impossible to discuss the livestock industry without the lens of the current health pandemic hanging

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Ways Ranchers Can Overcome the Challenges Faced During Covid-19

In March, the COVID-19 pandemic effected industries, businesses, and millions of people across the U.S. As fear and panic-shopping set in among consumers with the unknown uncertainty of the duration

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Spring Is Here! It’s Time to Work on Your Lawn and Garden

There is no denying that the COVID-19 virus has had a huge impact upon our nation and the world. Here at Doty’s, we hope and pray for the safety of

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Psyllid Sprays: How Much and How Often?

Psyllid sprays have long been a point of contention in Florida citrus groves. How many sprays are enough and how many are too much? Psyllid sprays were the focus of

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Agriculture a World of Opportunity in Uncertain Times

The global coronavirus pandemic has shined a light on what’s truly important to our nation. Blockbuster movies are on hold, and athletes are sidelined. But farmers are working harder than

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Protect Your Horse From Rabies

Rabies is one of those zoonotic diseases that everyone has heard about but often doesn’t get the attention and concern in the equine world that it deserves. Rabies vaccination is

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Remember to Thank Those in Essential Businesses

Writing this article in the midst of a global pandemic may seem insignificant considering the magnitude of the Covid-19 outbreak. So what is significant enough to write about in these

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Signs of the Season – sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida

Florida’s Livestock Industry a Powerhouse for the Country Sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida Agriculture is one of the top four industries that drive the economy of the state.

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The importance of soil health for HLB

The importance of soil health for citrus trees facing citrus greening cannot be denied. Prior to citrus greening’s arrival in the Sunshine State in 2005, citrus growers were one with