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Plant City Saw Mill Has Been Supporting Local Families for 50 Years by PAUL CATALA When R.J. Stone opened a sawmill in Plant City about 50 years ago, he spent


Citrus Outlook is Stable

While this year didn’t break any records, it was a decent harvest for Florida citrus growers. At the recent Citrus Research and Development Foundation’s Virtual Educational Session, economist Dr. Marisa


From the Editor’s Desk: Help for Farmers Is On the Way

If there’s one thing we’ve learned so far this year, it’s the fact that good news can get buried under the COVID-19 chaos. In this case, the news was not


Precision farming techniques for citrus production

Precision farming has been a big topic in agriculture as it maximizes yields and reduces input costs for growers. A UF/IFAS research group is currently conducting a variety of different


When the Best Beef Isn’t on Store Shelves

Even without a global pandemic limiting the availability of beef, it can be difficult to find grass-fed beef at the neighborhood grocery store. Especially once you start looking beyond the


Keep an Eye on Your Horse’s Eyes

A horse’s eyes are very important and injuries to them should always be considered an emergency.  It is not uncommon for a horse to acquire a minor eye injury while


FFA Training Center: A Place for Social Distancing

We often see articles about places to go with family, friends, or associates for relaxation or meetings that provide open and interesting spaces, or accommodations and dining that make us


What a Fish Story Says About Relationships

In the conference room at our Auburndale offices, there is a map of the world. On that map, there are pushpins, and each pushpin represents a story about a relationship


Change in Season Means New Tips for Lawns, Gardens

Autumn is just around the corner, my gardening friends. Are you ready? A lot of people have taken up gardening as a new hobby this year, as a way to


Signs of the Season

Legumes, Especially Snap Beans, Big Business in Florida    by TERESA SCHIFFER    Sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida   When you think of Florida agriculture, legumes probably aren’t