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Trust, but Verify

There is a saying that’s been on my mind lately: “Trust … but verify.”   It’s not a unique saying. I’m sure most who are involved in business have either

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Deworming Your Horse

Controlling gastrointestinal parasites & deworming    Parasites can be a significant problem in horses and with increased resistance to current deworming medication, it is critical to create an effective strategy

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Scouting for Postbloom Fruit Drop

Postbloom fruit drop (PFD) has not been a huge issue in Florida citrus groves since 2016, but a recent UF/IFAS Tip of the Week maintained that conditions were favorable in

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Stewards of the Land

As members of the agricultural community, we know better than most the importance of taking care of our land. We make our living from it, and use it to provide

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Donaldson Sweet Orange

Lesson to the Wise: Attend the Field Days. You never know what might happen.  Growers, processors, packers and nurserymen met at the Whitmore Foundation Farm on December 3rd in doing

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Ag Community Takes Care of Its Own

The 75th Polk County Youth Fair has come and gone, but it certainly is not forgotten! We started with the national anthem and the Lord’s Prayer, and we were blessed

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Go Where the Customers Take You

I’ve been thinking about the best piece of business advice I ever received. It was from a family friend and successful business owner. One day, over a meal, he said,

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Mitigating and Assessing Freeze Damage in Citrus

While Florida is known as The Sunshine State, freezing temperatures are not unheard of. The threat of a citrus freeze is ever-present during the winter months, and low temperatures can

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Urgent Horse Emergencies

Equine diseases and injuries can cause major issues with your horse’s health, so it’s important to be proactive in preventing and treating problems before they get out of hand. At

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A Great Deal for You and Youth in Ag

Dark Hammock Legacy Ranch and Chop-N-Block are committed to supporting the future of agriculture in Central Florida, and we’re putting our money where our mouth is! For a limited time,