A Day Trip Escape Into Old Florida

Feb 01, 17 A Day Trip Escape Into Old Florida

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By: Nancy Dale Only 30 minutes west of Hobe Sound, there is a place of serenity where time stands still, where the visitor can return to silence beneath ancient bald cypress trees in the heart of the Barley Barber swamp at Indiantown.  The Treasured Land Foundation, a non-profit organization in Martin County, in partnership with...

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SheepsHead A Good Target For February!!!

Feb 01, 17 SheepsHead A Good Target For February!!!

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Capt. Jason Prieto: 813-727-9890 • Owner: Steady Action Fishing Charters steadyactionfishingcharters.com • captjasonp@gmail.com As we enter the end of a typical winter here in west central Florida you can expect to see some of the coldest temperatures of the year. With that being said we are also seeing one of the mildest...

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Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up on St. George Island

Feb 01, 17 Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up on St. George Island

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Media contact: Amanda Nalley, Amanda.Nalley@MyFWC.com The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting a Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic on St. George Island Feb. 4. The free, day-long clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at St. George Island State Park, 1900 E. Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island. Advance...

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Sting Operation Leads to Charges Against Owner of Monroe County Moving Company

Feb 01, 17 Sting Operation Leads to Charges Against Owner of Monroe County Moving Company

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Contact the Office of Communications: (850) 617-7737 Communications@FreshFromFlorida.com TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, law enforcement officers with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services completed an undercover sting operation on JP’s Local Moving of Monroe County and charged one individual, John Gibson...

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Irula tribesmen and detector dogs help UF/IFAS and FWC remove pythons in Florida

Media contacts: FWC: Carli Segelson, 772-215-9459, Carli.Segelson@MyFWC.com UF: Beverly James beverlymjames@ufl.edu, 352-273-3566 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) are working together on unique...

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GEORGIA’S GOLDEN ISLES

Jan 02, 17 GEORGIA’S GOLDEN ISLES

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WARREN RESEN –North American Travel Journalist Assn.                   Photos courtesy – Jekyll Island Hotel Club Most travelers on I-95 in southeastern Georgia probably zip by the Brunswick interchange (EXIT 36) barely pausing to give thought to the signs announcing Georgia’s Golden Isles. What’s so...

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New Process Quickly Analyzes Acrylamide in French Fries

By Sandra Avant Atechnique called “near-infrared spectroscopy” (NIRS) can rapidly estimate the amount of acrylamide in white-potato French fries, according to a study by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their North Carolina State University collaborators. Acrylamide is a potentially toxic compound that forms...

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New Year Starts Off With Some Great Fishing!!!

Jan 02, 17 New Year Starts Off With Some Great Fishing!!!

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Article from JAson Prieto 2016 has come and gone and with that brought some great fishing and a very mild wet year. It brought us a ton of summer showers and kept us warm while everyone else across the United States got freezing weather and tons of snow. It’s reminding us why we live in Florida. It was a great year but as we enter...

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New barracuda size limits for south Florida effective Jan. 1

Jan 02, 17 New barracuda size limits for south Florida effective Jan. 1

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Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943 or Amanda.Nalley@MyFWC.com Starting Jan. 1, new recreational and commercial size limits for barracuda will be effective in state and federal waters off Collier, Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties only. These changes were adopted at the Florida Fish and Wildlife...

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FWC awards $825,000 to local governments to reduce human-bear conflicts

Jan 02, 17 FWC awards $825,000 to local governments to reduce human-bear conflicts

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Media contact: Carli Segelson, 772-215-9459 Twelve counties to receive funding aimed to curb human-bear conflicts The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) today announced which local governments will be awarded a share of the $825,000 in bear-conflict reduction funding. This funding aims to reduce the number of...

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UF/IFAS Extension Desoto County combines library and agriculture to draw youth to 4-H

Nov 30, 16 UF/IFAS Extension Desoto County combines library and agriculture to draw youth to 4-H

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By: Beverly James, 352-273-3566, beverlymjames@ufl.edu ARCADIA, Fla. — Families in Desoto County who visit their local library could walk away as gardeners and healthier eaters. That’s because the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Desoto County has implemented a program that creates a...

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Commissioner Putnam Highlights Services Available to Veterans and Military Members

Nov 30, 16 Commissioner Putnam Highlights Services Available to Veterans and Military Members

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Contact the Office of Communications: (850) 617-7737 • Communications@FreshFromFlorida.com TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Leading up to Veterans Day, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam is highlighting the services that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provides to the state’s more than 1.6...

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Historic Babcock Ranch Preserve in Operation and Open to Public

Nov 30, 16 Historic Babcock Ranch Preserve in Operation and Open to Public

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Babcock Ranch Preserve in Charlotte County begins a new chapter in its rich history as it becomes the largest state-owned working cattle ranch to be managed by a private cattle company while expanding public recreational opportunities, including: hiking, biking, horseback riding and ranch tours. When Babcock...

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FWC gives preliminary approval to changes in Collier County manatee zones

Nov 30, 16 FWC gives preliminary approval to changes in Collier County manatee zones

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Media contact: Diane Hirth, 850-410-5291; Carli Segelson, 772-215-9459 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at its November Commission meeting gave staff approval to publish proposed revisions to the Collier County manatee protection zones. Final approval of the Collier County manatee zone changes will go...

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105 years in the making – New Orleans comes to South Florida Fair

Nov 30, 16 105 years in the making – New Orleans comes to South Florida Fair

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Warren Resen – North American Travel Journalists Association West Palm Beach, Fla. –– The South Florida Fair is bringing  its own version of Mardi Gras to life — complete with elaborate floats, daily parades, colorful bead toss, and Louisiana-style entertainment and food — as it carries out a spectacular New Orleans theme...

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Great Push of fishing Going into the Last Part of the Year!

Nov 30, 16 Great Push of fishing Going into the Last Part of the Year!

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by: Jason Prieto Fall offers some of the best fishing of the year. Kingfish are starting to show off the beaches offshore, Snook are starting to move up on the flats, Redfish continue to school up on the flats, and Trout fishing really begins to take off. Whether you’re an offshore fisherman looking to catch Grouper and kingfish...

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UF/IFAS tips for safe holiday meal preparation

Nov 30, 16 UF/IFAS tips for safe holiday meal preparation

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By: Brad Buck, 352-294-3303, bradbuck@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With the holidays approaching, you want the turkey and stuffing – or whatever you’re preparing – to be safe to eat, and consume again as leftovers. To help you, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences food expert gives tips to make...

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Lionfish hunters honor veteran with artificial reef renaming

Nov 30, 16 Lionfish hunters honor veteran with artificial reef renaming

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Media contact: Amanda Nalley at 850-410-4943 or Amanda.Nalley@MyFWC.com Seventeen nautical miles south-southeast of Pensacola Pass and 86 feet beneath the ocean surface lies a small artificial reef that, until recently, didn’t mean much to anyone beyond the fish who lived there, the anglers who occasionally visited and those that...

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Commissioner Putnam Announces 2017 Agricultural Hall of Fame Honorees

Nov 01, 16 Commissioner Putnam Announces 2017 Agricultural Hall of Fame Honorees

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Contact the Office of Communications: (850) 617-7737 •  Communications@FreshFromFlorida.com TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Foundation announced today four honorees who will be inducted into the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame for 2017. These...

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The Ancient Art Of Hide Tanning Doug Smith Sebring, Florida

Nov 01, 16 The Ancient Art Of Hide Tanning Doug Smith Sebring, Florida

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By: Nancy Dale Tanning animal hides is an ancient art dating back to 7000 B.C. when the Sumerians pounded hides into leather for use on their giant chariot wheels.  The process of drying an animal’s skin in those days was a labor intensive process, as it is today, that began by removing hair, flesh and fat then soaking it in...

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