Florida agriculture commissioner

A brief look at Florida’s oldest industry — cattle ranching

| Commissioner’s AgriCorner | This April, Florida celebrates 500 years since Juan Ponce de Leon landed in St. Augustine and became the first European to discover our great state. Not long after the Spanish discovered Florida, they introduced cattle to the New World and established Florida’s oldest industry – cattle ranching. [emember_protected custom_msg=”Click here and …

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Commissioner’s AgriCorner: The importance of continued research for citrus greening


For most of Florida’s 500-year history, Florida has been synonymous with citrus. Introduced to Florida in 1565 by Spanish settlers, citrus found Florida to provide the ideal environment for production. Today, there are more than 70 million citrus trees in Florida on 473,000 acres. The citrus industry employs 76,000 Floridians and has a $9 billion …

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