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@griTech: Colony Collapse Disorder causing concern for apiaries

It is estimated by experts that the U.S. honeybee industry is responsible for pollinating almost $15 billion worth of crops each year. This important little bee is an essential part

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The latest story on Mr. Story

| Recognized for putting the world of Florida citrus above himself | Here at Central Florida Ag News, we would like to take a moment to congratulate one of the

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Quinn Carter an exhibitor to be reckoned with

High school student has Brangus in the blood Quinn Carter grew up barrel racing, hunting with her father, and enjoying her days on the family’s ranch, Rafter Double C. It

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A lifelong career with Florida agriculture

In the photo: At the Polk County Farm Bureau Harvest Celebration, Ray Crawford, left and in inset photo, receives an award from PCFB President Les Dunson for his many years

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Warning signs of heat stress in horses

| Recognize the symptoms and know what to do | “We’re having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave, the temperature’s rising, it isn’t surprising …” that your equine might

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A lifelong career with Florida agriculture

Ray Crawford on ‘retired’ life USUALLY, the phrase “hit the ground running” is used to describe how an employee begins a new job. However, in this instance, Ray Crawford recently

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Agribiz: Beekeepers learn the value of stings

Apitherapy on the table at the May 2012 Beekeeping Seminar YOU WOULD THINK everyone would want to avoid being stung by bees – especially with the proliferation of more vicious

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Florida Roots: One man’s courage to protect our way of life

As we celebrate our freedom on Independence Day with family and fireworks, as well as great food grown by our farmers, it’s easy to forget the men and women who

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Annual Blueberry Roundup: Florida growers expanding markets for blue gold

WHEN LIFE gives you lemons, make lemonade. Or so the saying goes. But what do you do when you have blemished blueberries, or your pickers leave with lots of berries

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Combining dairy farming, science, and teaching

AGRICULTURE HAS BEEN a way of life for Suzanne Churchwell, a science teacher at Plant City High School. Teaching has enabled Churchwell to combine her love of love of agriculture,