Month: November 2020

Grass-Fed Beef: What You Need to Know

Chances are, you’ve at least heard the term “grass-fed beef” being used more frequently lately, especially among people who truly care about the food they eat. It pops up on the menu in popular diets and appears in high-end, gourmet restaurants. Clearly, there is a true appreciation for grass-fed beef blossoming in mainstream society. But …

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Where are the Peacekeepers?

Peacekeeper has been defined as a mediator, a parent, a restorer of civility and, out West, a revolver. We have been subject to mass disinformation from both sides of the spectrum during the political process. A pandemic rages around us being fought by local health providers day and night whose common sense recommendations in some …

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Ben Adams, Jr.

The Path to Recovery

As our “beloved” 2020 drifts through its final quarter, there are signs of a strong “restart” underneath the months of hardship.   According to an October 12 article in the trade publication Food Logistics, the purchasing numbers for restaurants and retail purveyors have significantly increased in recent months, overcoming some of the lows brought on …

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Worth a Thousand Words

Lake Wales Photographer Adam Strang Bass Captures Images of Old Florida by PAUL CATALA It’s not hard to picture the scene. Adam Strang Bass lives in the world he captures in his photographs. After a day of fishing with his children on Lake Marion Creek east of Haines City, he’s on his home porch frying …

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Nurturing Young Minds

Polk County Farm Bureau Recognizes Ag Teacher and Ag Program of the Year by TERESA SCHIFFER When the coronavirus pandemic disrupted supply chains early this year, consumers got a crash-course on where their food comes from. Suddenly, local farms found themselves in the spotlight as farmers and ranchers began offering their products for sale to …

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Alternative Treatment

Acupuncture Can Help Variety of Ailments in Horses, Dogs by TORY MOORE, UF/IFAS correspondent Acupuncture is widely known but not fully accepted as a form of “go-to” treatment for humans or animals. But whether it be helping a mare overcome unexplained infertility, get a stallion in the right mindset for breeding or bring comfort to …

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Renaissance Man

Brad Phares: The Businessman, the Artist, the Cowboy by MARY TOOTHMAN He majored in agriculture at the University of Florida, went on to get a law degree, has written several books and wound up in a cow pasture in boots, a Greeley cowboy hat, a paintbrush and an easel.   No law office was in …

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