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Florida’s Agricultural Innovations Ensure More Food Choices and an Economic Boost

by J. SCOTT ANGLE Last summer’s historic heat in the West scorched our food supply. It threatened workers’ health, shriveled crops, and stressed water resources.   More frequent extreme weather

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Signs of the Season: Ornamental, Horticulture Industries Play Big Role in State’s Economy

by TERESA SCHIFFER Sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida Florida’s subtropical climate means the state is well-suited for the mass cultivation of ornamental and tropical plants for the rest

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An Eye Toward the Future

Woman of the Year in Ag Angela TenBroeck Focusing on Sustainability by PAUL CATALA   Angela TenBroeck’s agricultural roots stem back to the 18th century when her ancestors began working

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Polk Gears Up for Youth Fair

This year’s event, set for January 22-28, will have familiar favorites and a new event. by CATHERINE CERVONE photo by TOM HAGERTY (2020)   The Polk County Youth Fair is

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Family Trees

Father’s Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Dream Blossoms Under Daughter’s Direction by TIM CRAIG  In a way, Alexis Caffrey was raised into her role.   Caffrey, in her 11th year as director

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Recognizing Citrus Giants

Three Chosen for 2022 Citrus Hall of Fame by HEATHER MACHOVINA The Florida Citrus Hall of Fame honors prominent leaders in the Florida citrus industry who have made significant contributions

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THE FUTURE OF AGRICULTURE IS COMING

The increasing cost of production is on everyone’s mind this year. Farm income is expected to reach $113 billion in 2021, due mostly to strong market prices and global demand.

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Alternative Power

Floating Solar Panels Introduce New Possibilities for Ag by PAMELA PALONGUE   Many people, including those in the agriculture sector, are embracing a new type of solar power technology that

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The Future Is Taking Shape Right Now

The Gulf Coast Research and Education Center demonstrated once again at the recent Florida Ag Expo where the future of Florida agriculture is happening today.   I was proud to

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Signs of the Season: Sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida

by TERESA SCHIFFER Sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida   When we think of corn, we often envision the expansive cornfields of the Midwest. But since the 1940s, the