Senate Signs Off on Negron Water Plan

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by Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida Plans for a $1.5 billion reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee, questioned by sugar farmers and House leaders, received overwhelming Senate approval after nearly three hours of discussion and debate Wednesday. A priority of Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, the bill (SB 10) seeks to lessen the recurrence…

Delectable Delights Highlight Flavors of Florida

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By Brad Buck University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) scientists toil for years creating and enhancing many of the foods we consume and plants we enjoy. When it comes to plant breeding, UF/IFAS is a global leader. In fact, UF/IFAS is ranked as a top-10 horticulture program in the 2017 Center for…

40th Annual Vidalia Onion Festival Just Around the Corner

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An onion eating contest, arts and crafts, shopping, an air show, carnival rides, cooking events and more can all be found at the 40th Annual Vidalia Onion Festival on April 27-30, 2017! The festival is held in the heart of the city of Vidalia, Georgia. Alexa Carter Britton, executive director of the Vidalia Convention and…

USDA Announces $150.2 Million in Funding

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USDA Announces $150.2 Million in Funding through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $150.2 million in available funding to support projects that build a foundation of knowledge in agricultural sciences to address a range of societal and global challenges such…

White House Plans to Tackle Tough Issues First in NAFTA Talks

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The Donald Trump administration is considering front-loading the upcoming renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by negotiating the political issues first, ahead of more technical talks. A former official at the U.S. Trade Representative’s office told Politico this week the idea would be to “have a lot of those high-level discussions with…

Palm Beach State College Receives $100,000 Donation from EAA Farming Businesses

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BELLE GLADE, Fla. – Today, Palm Beach State College (PBSC) received a nearly $100,000 donation from Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) business partners. Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida donated a $20,000 dump truck, Everglades Farm Equipment a $25,000 John Deere Stationary Power Unit, and Florida Crystals Corporation gifted a $50,000 tractor to be used to train students…

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Earth Day Adoption

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Earth Day is still a little more than a week away, on April 22nd, but there’s at least one way to start celebrating right now. For example, adopting your very own piece of the Earth! NASA is inviting everyone from around the world to virtually "adopt" one of 64,000 individual pieces of our planet as…