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Ways Ranchers Can Overcome the Challenges Faced During Covid-19

In March, the COVID-19 pandemic effected industries, businesses, and millions of people across the U.S. As fear and panic-shopping set in among consumers with the unknown uncertainty of the duration

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Signs of the Season – sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida

Florida’s Livestock Industry a Powerhouse for the Country Sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida Agriculture is one of the top four industries that drive the economy of the state.

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History & Heartache

Beleaguered Lakeland Dairy Farm Among Many  in Struggle to Survive Virus Fallout by MARY TOOTHMAN The H.C. Dairy has seen hard times before. Like most farming operations, the family-run dairy

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Interactive Education

Agri-Fest Has a Strong History of Introducing Youth to Florida Agriculture by TERESA SCHIFFER In 1988, a new idea emerged in Central Florida for a method of engaging young people

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On A Mission

Florida Beef Ambassador Hopes to Get More Youth Involved in Industry by CATHERINE CERVONE For many teens, the end of high school is about prom, graduation and other senior traditions.

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Tell the FFVA what produce you have available for purchase

Is your farm selling produce direct to consumers? If so, FFVA wants to help spread the word. With the current supply-chain disruption, many producers are now selling directly to the

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FDACS Creating Online Database for Produce and Seafood

FDACS Creating Online Database for Produce and Seafood On Monday afternoon, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) announced its effort to establish an online site to facilitate

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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