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Dealing with HLB: Learning lessons from the past

My late grandfather used to tell me, “There’s no future in the past … but “there ARE lessons for the future from the past.” I was reminded of his words

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How rising interest rates affect bond holdings

The ability to predict interest rates is, at best, speculative. To put it politely, no one is very good at it, but lately many industry experts and media pundits collectively

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Thanks, Mr. Speaker of the House

In the spring of 1971 I traveled to Tallahassee as attorney for the Polk County delegation for the Legislative Session. At the time I was wide-eyed and intent on following

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Lunch N Learn: Gearing up for next citrus season

Don’t get left behind. Take advantage of the summer lull to learn about and adopt new technological strategies for the upcoming citrus season. [emember_protected custom_msg=”Click here and register now to

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What’s holding you down?

“When you have an elephant by the hind leg, and he is trying to run away, it’s best to let him run.” ~ Abraham Lincoln You may remember Aaron Ralston,

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A little relief through tax-deferred exchanges of real estate

If you are in the agriculture business, chances are you have invested in real estate. Whether your business is looking to diversify some agricultural land holdings, or you are selling

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Business strategies: How to manage your time

When things get hectic on your farm or ranch, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. The best way to deal with that daily chaos is to organize your work schedule. Set

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The search for a cure

Leadership is everything. As the feckless 113th Congress failed to pass the 2013 Farm Bill, Florida’s legislature resolved to address the Florida citrus industry’s greatest challenge — the disease of

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Annuity maximization: A strategy to leave more to your heirs

What if you’re living comfortably in retirement and, instead of needing that deferred annuity, you decide you want to leave it to your heirs at your death? However, transferring your

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Wearing blinders: A common error in small business

When you’re trying to decide to grow citrus or peaches, strawberries or blueberries, you need to carefully consider information from various sources. In my professional experience, as business owners there