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FOOD SAFETY, GLOBALIZATION AND EDUCATION, Part I

The impact of globalization and the complex business of agriculture today is epitomized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) proposed rules requiring that domestic food importers affirmatively take

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Grower’s Update: Maintaining Water Lines Important for an Effective Spray Program

Improperly calibrated equipment can quickly dissolve a grower’s checkbook. Many of us recognize that. But no matter how careful we are with calibration, it won’t do much good if we

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Supporting the Farm to School Program, Part II

At Adams Cold Storage (ACS) in Auburndale, we were pleased to have had the opportunity last year to be part of a Farm to School pilot distribution project. The task

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WHAT IS CLASS?

Class never runs scared. With class, you can meet life head on and handle whatever comes along. Jacob had it. Esau didn’t. Symbolically, we can look at Jacob’s wrestling match

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Does the Healthcare Reform Law Apply to You? – Part I

Beginning in 2014, the mandatory health insurance coverage provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) go into effect. But the law does not require everyone to have

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Plan Ahead to Protect Your Business from Hurricane Losses

The hurricane season typically peaks between August and October, so act now to protect your farm or ranch from the ravaging effects of a storm. Residents and businesses along the

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What is Grass Tetany in Cattle

Grass tetany is also known as hypomagnesaemia (or grass staggers), and is a magnesium (Mg) deficiency in cattle, primarily lactating cows. This deficiency can occur when there is a change

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Victory over weeds, pests and more

July has arrived and the battle to keep your lawn and garden looking victorious has commenced. Here are some tips you can arm yourself with. Now is the time for

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What is bovine trichimoniasis in cattle?

Trichimoniasis is a venereal infection of cattle that is caused by the protozoan Tritrichomonas foetus. The protozoa colonize the reproductive tract in the cow and skin folds of the bull.

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Supporting the Farm to School program, Part I

The Florida Farm to School program. You might have heard about it, particularly if you kept up with the 2010 election campaign for Florida agriculture commissioner. The successful candidate, Bartow’s