Month: September 2020

Florida Roots

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 the first 30 years focusing on wood products for agriculture – 2-by-2-feet posts for peppers and 5-feet tall stakes for tomatoes, for example. McCain Mills …

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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 Zansler presented her forecast for Florida’s citrus industry. She is the Director of Economic and Research Department at the Florida Department of Citrus. Zansler says …

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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 the first thing to come to mind. Renowned for our citrus, Florida farms are home to more than just those sweet, juicy oranges. Several varieties …

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