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Farming as a career isn’t always an easy road. No one signs up for it to coast, but because farmers are passionate about what they do.    But that doesn’t

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Finding Her Way

Young Rancher Credits UF/IFAS Extension for Much of Her Success by BRAD BUCK, UF/IFAS correspondent Megan Johnston works alone, proudly managing a 140-acre ranch. Though there are no typical days,

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Florida Grown

Food Check-Out Week Spreads Farm-to-Table Awareness by PAUL CATALA For most of her life, Scarlett Jackson has been involved with getting what’s on the farm to the table. But some

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Feeling the Squeeze

Researchers Turn to New Cultivars to Rebound From Greening by MARY TOOTHMAN The Sunshine State is making some citrus-centric changes — such a new juice oranges and some new cultivar

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Signs of the Season

Florida Blueberries a Booming Business by TERESA SCHIFFER Did you know that the blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) is one of only a handful of cultivated fruit crops that is native to

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Signs of the Season

Florida Is the Second-Highest Strawberry-Producing State by ERIKA ALDRICH Florida strawberries are some of the most beloved berries in the country, especially because they are just about the only strawberry

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Strawberry Fields Forever

Andy McDonald of Sweet Life Farms Describes Why Advocacy Efforts Are More Important Than Ever Before by TERESA SCHIFFER Sweet Life Farms in Plant City might be relatively new in

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Sunnier Skies for Citrus

Latest Forecast Gives a More Optimistic Outlook for Grapefruit by TIM CRAIG Florida citrus growers, particularly those who grow grapefruit, got a slice of good news in January when the

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Sweet Pursuit

The State of the 2020 Strawberry Season and What It Means for Florida Growers by TERESA SCHIFFER The strawberry season got off to a slow start in November, but volume

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Signs of the Season

Ornamental, Horticulture Industries Significant to Florida Economy The horticulture and ornamental industry is a large part of Florida’s robust agriculture industry, and The Sunshine State is the second-largest producer of