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Citrus greening threatens Florida's $9 billion citrus industry and a way of life on the Treasure Coast.
Treasure Coast Palm
Agricultural Alliance of Citrus County are coordinating an effort to nominate Ferris Groves for the Agri­cultural-Environmental Leadership Award.
Citrus County Chronicle
The city of Fort Pierce is considering creation of a community garden in the northwest area of the city following a survey showing interest.
Treasure Coast Palm
We in the community can reinforce their efforts by attending the swine auction tonight and offering some extra-high bids for these prize pigs.
Citrus County Chronicle
Congress introduced legislation to extend state water boundaries for Florida providing exclusive management of reef fish to Gulf states.
Apalachicola Times
Agriculture plays an essential role in Florida’s vital energy future and it should be factored into the development of long-term energy policies.
Alachua County Today
With the future of the citrus industry at stake, growers and scientists are urgently seeking a cure for a deadly disease that threatens to kill it.
Bradenton Herald
Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnum says "we are losing the fight against citrus greening disease.,"
Tampa Tribune
Spend a few minutes with any of the nearly 16,000 members of FFA and you will understand that they are an important part of this state's future.
Tampa Tribune
The Southeastern Youth Fair is one of our favorite community events because of the energy, and pride that is generated by the young participants.
Ocala Star-Banner
Things got a little testy last week when local growers found out a Walmart in Plant City was selling strawberries grown in Mexico.
Tampa Tribune
The United States and Mexico finally reached a landmark agreement on pricing of the tomatoes that will allow American growers to compete.
Bradenton Herald
Florida producers could supply Wal-Mart and others stores with strawberries, because their supply houses have been bursting at the seams all year.
Lakeland Ledger
The disease known as greening threatens the citrus industry, which is of great important to Polk County.
Lakeland Ledger
Farming in the Ag Reserve is a $2.6 billion business that employs up to 12,000 people with a $340 million payroll. That’s worth preserving.
Palm Beach Post
Adam Putnam delivered a positive message about the future of agriculture pointing out the state must protect water quality.
Fort Myers News-Press
Some Orange County commissioners want to give away reclaimed water, a public resource, for free to citrus growers.
Orlando Sentinel

Op Ed

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Orlando Sentinel

It’s time for Florida’s growers to stop blaming everyone else for their problems and to stop using politics at the expense of American consumers...

News Press of Fort Myers

For the past few decades the United States tomato industry has been under attack by the unfair trading practices of the Mexican tomato industry....

Bradenton Herald

The future of U.S. tomato growers and their workers are being held hostage by Washington. Right now, the Obama administration has taken the...

News Press of Fort Myers

Citizens LoA recent Herald-Tribune article profiled a local chicken-coop builder and Sarasota CLUCK supporter, Tom Dye. That article raised...

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Most of the nation's...

Lakeland Ledger

Farmers and ranchers in North Florida continue to take a leading role in natural resource management.

Tallahassee Democrat

Letter To The Editor

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Bradenton Herald


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Tampa Bay Times


Daytona Beach News-Journal