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The Right Way to See Florida

Great Climate, Crops Mean Opportunities for Agritourism Abound by TERESA SCHIFFER Central Florida is a hotspot for agritourism. Our state government recognizes the value of agritourism here and since 2007

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Five Factors Impacting Florida Citrus

SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUP TIONS • With consumers engaging in pandemic pantry preparation, the demand for OJ surged 13 percent in mid-March 2020. • While demand is there, increasing costs of

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Signs of the Season Sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida

Florida Temperature, Humidity Ideal for Watermelon by ERIKA ALDRICH Sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida Few things say “summer” like fresh, juicy watermelon! Luckily for Florida residents, no one

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CUPS Runneth Over

Brothers Jerry and Keith Mixon Keep Trees Thriving With Citrus Under Protective Screens by PAUL CATALA While growers throughout the state battle citrus greening, there are at least two growers

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Florida Roots

Larry Black Receives Citrus Achievement Award by TERESA SCHIFFER For Larry Black, Florida citrus isn’t just a career, it’s a culture he’s been entrenched in since birth. Black, the general

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Getting It Right With the 4Rs

Griffin Fertilizer Forum Promotes Crop Nutrient Stewardship story and photo by PAUL CATALA In elementary school, children are taught the 3 R’s — reading, writing and ‘rithmetic. But in agriculture,

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Annual Citrus Report

Growers Faced Familiar Challenges as Late Rally Holds Hope for the Future by TIM CRAIG July marks the end of the 2020-2021 Florida citrus season, and for some growers, it’s

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Building Premier Blueberry Breeding Headquarters

by SCOTT ANGLE To build a better blueberry, the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is building a better blueberry lab. By mid-2022, we expect to complete

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Minor Scores Major Win

Longwood Boy Places Second in Inaugural Cooking Competition by PAUL CATALA Nathaniel Forkin could’ve made the recipe easier by simply going to the supermarket and buying a box of pre-made

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Blueberry Rebound

2021 Harvest Up 4.9 Million Pounds From Last Year by PAUL CATALA Blueberry grower Kyle Hill credits man and machine for helping to overcome the blueberry blues. In 2020, the