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A fair fight for Florida farmers

Feb 01, 18 A fair fight for Florida farmers

Posted by in Agriculture, Scientific Studies

By Jack Payne • jackpayne@ufl.edu  On the face of it, it’s not a fair fight. Farming in Florida is hard enough, but then the rules of that fight constantly change. New bugs and diseases raid crops. Volatile markets say plant now while the weather says plant later. Consumers keep changing their minds about what to eat. New plant...

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Three Florida teachers Selected to Compete for National Achievement Award

Feb 01, 18 Three Florida teachers Selected to Compete for National Achievement Award

Posted by in Agriculture, Featured Stories

By: FFB Three teachers from Florida will travel to Maine to compete for the National Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award for 2018. A third-grade teacher from Lake County, a high school teacher who teaches horticulture, diversified career technology, animal science and agriculture from Bradford County and a middle school...

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‘Kanjiro’ camellias are beautiful and attract pollinators like bees and butterflies.

Feb 01, 18 ‘Kanjiro’ camellias are beautiful and attract pollinators like bees and butterflies.

Posted by in Featured Stories, Gardening, Health & Farming

By Norman Winter In Japanese, the word “kanjiro” means “you must feel.” I’m not sure if that means “to touch” or “to experience,” but the ‘Kanjiro’ camellia is certainly one to experience. The ‘Kanjiro’ camellia is known botanically as “Camellia hiemalis” and debuted in 1954. The longevity of this...

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Florida forest industry generates nearly $13B in annual sales, 36,000 jobs

Feb 01, 18 Florida forest industry generates nearly $13B in annual sales, 36,000 jobs

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by Brad Buck GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s forest industry generated $12.55 billion in sales revenues in 2016, which translated to more jobs, according to a new UF/IFAS economic report. The sales figure is up about $4.77 billion from 2003, according to the report. More money sometimes means more jobs, and in the case of the...

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