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Commissioner’s AgriCorner: Water is top priority this legislative session

THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE will begin its annual 60-day legislative session on January 12, and I’m working closely with members of the Legislature to address one of the state’s greatest challenges:

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Commissioner’s AgriCorner: The newest additions to the Rural and Family Lands Protection Program

FAMILIES FROM 70 operational ranches and farms from 30 Florida counties recently gathered in Central Florida for one reason: conserving Florida’s invaluable agricultural lands.

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Innovations in irrigation

THEY SAY “nothing is as sure as change,” and no matter what type of business you’re in, agriculture or otherwise, you’ll find it always rings true. However, here at Domer’s,

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Proposed cattle grazing in state parks

Ranchers and cattle industry experts weigh in on the how and why ALDO LEOPOLD — scientist, environmentalist and father of wildlife management — said, “Conservation will ultimately boil down to

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What’s new at Agri-Fest?

| Teaching kids about agriculture through hands-on training gets a new twist this year | BEING HELD this year on April 6-10 and April 13-17 in Bartow, one event hosts

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PCFB President’s Column: Ag sector will keep tabs on Florida Legislature

As I write this column, we are well into preparations for the Polk Agriculture Economic Summit event, and I could not be more encouraged about the momentum that the event

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Commissioner’s AgriCorner: Water conservation and resources update

Florida’s future depends on access to a reliable supply of fresh water. While we’re surrounded by seas and receive abundant rainfall, in some regions during certain times of the year,

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Conserving Water Just Got Easier

If you are a city water customer, you may be eligible for a free landscape and irrigation system evaluation to help you conserve water. The cities of Lakeland, Winter Haven,

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@griTech: Tools Used on the Farm that Promote Precision and Conservation

A decade ago, Rich Budell notes, a GPS device wasn’t all that common. Times, he added, have definitely changed. “Everybody has one in their car now,” Budell says. But if