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Farm to Table: What Does It Really Mean

As consumers grow more agriculturally conscious, a number of terms have sprung up to entice these would-be customers. One such term is “farm to table,” which is meant to imply

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Combating Preharvest Fruit Drop Related to Citrus Greening

Preharvest citrus fruit drop has been a concern for Florida citrus growers for the past few harvest years, and it’s no surprise that there is a connection to citrus greening,

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Something to Be Thankful For

Here’s a little cold storage trivia for you: It’s the lead-up to the Thanksgiving holiday: What meaty food item is occupying a lot of space in our Auburndale facility?  

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The Rights and Rites of Passage

November is a magical time for thousands of hunters across our nation who are heading for the woods. They are hard to see in camouflage, as they silently climb up

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis Cases High This Year

As of November 3, 2021, the state of Florida has had 18 confirmed cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). We discussed this topic back in January, but due to the

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Research Delves Into Use of Kaolin Clay Against Greening

A recent webinar that was a joint effort by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the University of California looked at the results of current

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Play the Long Game

Anyone else tried to get a forklift lately? If not, let me tell you: It can be an eye-opening experience.   Ordering the forklift is no problem. Getting it requires

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Cattle Roundup Is Both Tradition and Challenge

If you could have been in the pasture with us this week, you would have been able to experience the wonderful Florida tradition of a cattle roundup, complete with the

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Protect Your Horses From Rabies

Rabies is a deadly virus spread through the bite of an infected mammal such as a bat or other wildlife. Rabies infections will lead to death within a few days

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Know the Grass in Your Grass-Fed Cattle’s Diet

Consumer interest in grass-fed cattle continues to grow, in no small part due to the perception that grass-fed beef is a higher quality product. This perception covers both the animals’