Growers Find Ally in Emergency Citrus Disease Response Act

By | September 29th, 2016|Agriculture, Law|

Florida’s citrus industry is in dire need of a turnaround, so the passage of the Emergency Citrus Disease Response Act is the best of news. It’s the latest in a line of news items that seem as if the Florida citrus industry may be on the brink of a welcome improvement. […]

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Farmworkers: Five Lessons Learned In The Field

By | July 22nd, 2016|Agriculture, Law|

Migrant farmworkers are at the forefront of many discussions on agriculture and immigration. In ag-heavy states like Florida, the presence of farmworkers is common, as they are there nearly year-round to pick such crops as citrus and strawberries. However, NPR contributor, Dan Charles, realized that while many who are in agriculture understand that a large portion of US food is picked by hand by migrant workers, urban and suburbanites likely have little understanding of the process. He went on an assignment that’s lasted about a year, exploring the lives of farmworkers around the country, and took away the five key lessons below. […]

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The Details of the Florida Legacy Bill

By | December 5th, 2015|Agriculture, Community, Law|

The Florida Everglades encompass thousands of square miles of South Florida real estate that are vastly important to the Sunshine State. Water flows south from Central Florida in a “River of Grass,” essentially recycling and recharging the water and providing a unique ecosystem for hundreds of different species, many of them endangered. However, the Everglades once occupied twice as many square miles as they do now, and efforts to help restore them will get a boost if the Florida Legacy bill is passed. […]

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Potential link between pesticides and cancer causes growing concern among farmworkers

By | November 17th, 2014|Agriculture, Law|

There is a growing concern among farmworkers in Florida that overexposure to pesticides is giving them cancer and causing illness and death. Workers claim that there is no familial history of cancer prior to working around these chemicals. Until recently, workers believed there was no health risk associated to pesticides. […]

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Agricultural Commissioner Putnam hopes to lead Florida into the potentially profitable ethanol era

By | October 6th, 2014|Agriculture, Law|

There have been debates for years among Florida lawmakers on how to develop alternative energies. Several methods have been discussed including coal, nuclear, solar, wind, off shore drilling, and more. This year, Adam Putnam, the agricultural commissioner, will make another attempt in forwarding this endeavor. […]

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Misuse of Agricultural Insecticide Kills Mother

By | June 30th, 2014|Agriculture, Law|

Agriculture is an important industry for everyone. It’s a life-sustaining industry and necessary for our survival. Maintaining a successful farm or crop takes a great deal of hard work and talent, especially when it comes to battling weather challenges and pesky pests.  […]

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Will medical marijuana become the next Florida agriculture product?

By | May 23rd, 2014|Agriculture, Business, Law|

With few states already legalizing marijuana for medicinal (and in some cases personal) use, Florida residents will be voting in November whether to authorize medical marijuana.  With Florida’s vast farmland totaling 47,500 farms, many have wondered what will happen to our farmland if the law is enacted.  […]

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Florida Agriculture Commission aims to rewrite charity laws

By | May 23rd, 2014|Business, Community, Law|

Do you support a local or national charity? Most people I know do support charitable causes, whether it’s buying toys for at risk children during the holiday season or helping find a cure for cancer, they support something important to them or their family.  Some people I know go even further and have launched a foundation to support a cause that is important to them. They volunteer their time and talent to engage as many people as possible in an effort to make a difference. It’s extremely inspirational and admirable. […]

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Florida Agriculture Commission aims to rewrite Charitable Contribution Laws

By | May 9th, 2014|Agriculture, Community, Law|

Do you support a local or national charity? Most people I know do support charitable causes, whether it’s buying toys for at risk children during the holiday season or helping find a cure for cancer, they support something important to them or their family.  Some people I know go even further and have launched a foundation to support a cause that is important to them. They volunteer their time and talent to engage as many people as possible in an effort to make a difference. It’s extremely inspirational and admirable. […]

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Florida agriculture industry receives $5.4 million to eradicate pests

By | April 18th, 2014|Agriculture, Business, Law|

Florida’s agriculture industry makes a $108 billion economic impact. It’s received a beating over the past few years with the growing citrus greening issue and other pests.  Agriculture producers received some good news recently from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  The state department announced Florida will receive $5.4 million in federal funding through the Federal Farm Bill to help eradicate pests and control diseases. […]

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