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Up Against the Odds

Florida Blueberry Growers Work Through Pandemic by PAUL CATALA In late March, blueberry farmer Bobby Barben said he wasn’t sure what to expect for the 2020 Florida blueberry growing and

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Coordinated Research

Industrial Hemp Pilot Project Expands to On-Farm Trials by TORY MOORE, UF/IFAS correspondent  As the UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Project moves into its second year, on-farm research trials begin with

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A Hunger for Homegrown

COVID-19 Gives Unexpected Boost to Demand American Grown Campaign by TERESA SCHIFFER It is not yet possible to determine the full impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the world’s

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

Stone Fruits Round Out Florida’s Sweet Offerings Sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida by ERIKA ALDRICH While citrus may be The Sunshine State’s bread and butter when it comes

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Keep things running in the toughest conditions-Sponsored by Perkins Power

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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Queen Bee

Alecia Crauswell’s Business Buzzing at Lakeland’s Red Roof Farms by MARY TOOTHMAN After 24 years in military service, it was quite a career switch when Alecia Crauswell found her way

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Grassroots Efforts

Florida Young Farmers and Ranchers compiling online directory of farms selling directly to consumers. by PAUL CATALA At 34, Ryan Armstrong already has seven years literally in the field growing

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Field of Dreams

Florida Sun Grown Tobacco Farm Works to Bring Tobacco Growing Back to Florida by HEATHER MACHOVINA Florida has an illustrious history of growing the world’s finest cigar tobacco. It began

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An Unlikely Path

Lori Proctor’s Goat Farm a Story of Success Born From New Adventure by TERESA SCHIFFER Lori Proctor, proprietor of Proctor’s Goat Farm and Goat Life, isn’t your typical farmer. For

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The Green Light

USDA’s Blessing Sets Florida Hemp Program Into Action by TIM CRAIG As the USDA formally approved Florida’s state hemp program, the path to begin cultivating the alternative crop is turning