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Preserving the present to protect the future

How one recipient of the Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award is conserving our state’s resources THOSE IN AGRICULTURE have long been stewards of the lands that they utilize to raise a crop

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A positive report on farmer perception of the general public

FARMS AND RANCHERS have long acted as stewards of the environment, with the majority taking care of the land, air, and water to the best of their abilities and current

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A review of power farm equipment exemptions

WITH A KEEN EYE on the business bottom line, it serves you well to stay on top of all the tax exemptions available from the state and federal governments and

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A proposed expansion of overtime eligibility for salaried workers

PRESIDENT OBAMA and his U.S. Labor Department have proposed a major expansion of overtime eligibility for middle-level salaried workers, and now the public has the opportunity to tell the government

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The legalities of farmworker housing

As Congress debates our nation’s immigration laws, we are reminded that having a capable, available workforce is critical to agricultural businesses. When that workforce is not locally available, farmers look

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What is Florida’s Right to Farm Act?

Along with many other states, Florida adopted right-to-farm legislation curtailing the rights of neighboring landowners to bring nuisance suits to prohibit certain farming operations. The Florida Right to Farm Act

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Flooding in Florida?

The impacts to an agricultural operation from flooding, whether caused by a neighbor or by a government, are devastating. The law in Florida, while generally considered to be highly favorable

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Commissioner’s AgriCorner: The Future of Florida Agriculture is a Great Responsibility

Last month, more than 50,000 members of the FFA gathered in Indianapolis, Indiana, for the National FFA Convention. There, they learned about career opportunities in agriculture, lent a helping hand

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A tale of the cold chain when broken

DURING THE YEAR, we’ve summarized the importance of establishing and maintaining an effective cold chain to ensure food safety/food defense.