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Commissioner’s AgriCorner: Florida should be in control of its own future

In the photos: Left, Rainbow Springs in Dunnellon; center, Blue Spring State Park near Orange City; right, a creek lined with grass in the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest near

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Recipe Spotlight: All you need is citrus and 30 minutes (or less)

A little splash will do ya when it comes to adding flavor … as long as the splash is citrus. And that same glug will help put something special on

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Commissioner’s AgriCorner: A spoonful of facts and forecasts for Florida blueberries

WHILE MANY OTHER industries have suffered during difficult economic times, Florida agriculture remains one of the strongest pillars in the state’s economy and continues to grow. During the last year,

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Recipe Spotlight: Red, white and blue food for the holiday

THERE’S NOTHING LIKE like the red, white and blue on a patriotic holiday. It’s the stars and stripes, and in this case, the colors of a July Fourth Florida feast

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Publisher Letter: Getting the blueberries off the bush

While many things in the world of agriculture have changed over the past year, several of the issues that have arisen while dealing with labor needs have remained the same.

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Florida Roots: The Latt Maxcy Heritage

In the city of Frostproof, The Friendly City, Latimer Maxcy established one of the largest land holdings in the state with one of the most influential citrus groves and substantial

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Harvest Time: Slicing Watermelon Fact from Fiction

There’s almost nothing better on a hot summer day than a tasty ice-cold slice of watermelon. No other food – except maybe barbeque, baked beans, coleslaw and homemade ice cream

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Recipe Spotlight: Exclusive Interview with Delicious Tips for Family Cooking

The only full-time agriculture chef in the United States, Justin Timineri, sat down with us to talk about his favorite topic . . . food.  More specifically, Florida food and

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The Greener Side: Florida Sets the Purity Standard for Other States to Follow

Although it’s nice to hear the word honey as a term of endearment from a loved one, it’s even better to see honey on the dinner table.  Yet, no matter