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Panelists Discuss Local Food, Farming at UF Law School

By on February 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: February 22, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Former Asst. Deputy for Global Trade at the USDA weighs in on the impact of U.S. farm policy on local farming.

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Volunteers Tackle Florida’s Air Potato Problem

By on January 26th, 2014 | Last updated: January 28, 2014 at 9:48 am

Gainesville’s 15th annual Great Air Potato Round-Up attracted volunteers in the area to help eradicate the invasive plant known as the air potato. The plant has become a problem in Florida because of its disruptive nature to native plants.

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Gainesville Hotel Worker Accused of Faking Bed Bugs to Pocket Cash

By on January 25th, 2014 | Last updated: January 27, 2014 at 11:11 am

Best Western desk clerk accused of stealing hundreds with false reports.

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Cave divers defend sport after deaths at Eagle’s Nest Sink

By on January 11th, 2014 | Last updated: January 13, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Controversy regarding whether to close the Eagle’s Nest Sink or not is stirring after a fatal cave-diving accident between a father and son.

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Farm Bill cuts may affect Florida SNAP Education

By on January 9th, 2014 | Last updated: January 11, 2014 at 10:01 am

Cuts to the Farm Bill by Congress will threaten SNAP-Ed programs in Florida schools.

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On The Path Ahead For Genetically Modified Foods In Florida

By on December 16th, 2013 | Last updated: December 18, 2013 at 10:42 am

More consumers are accepting of controversial genetically modified food, according to a new study by University of Florida’s IFAS Extension on consumer attitudes towards genetically modified food.

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GRU Manager Bob Hunzinger Announces Resignation

By , , and on October 16th, 2013 | Last updated: October 18, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Gainesville Regional Utilities General Manager Bob Hunzinger announced his resignation in a letter signed by him and Mayor Ed Braddy on Wednesday.

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Gustafson’s Dairy Closes In Green Cove Springs, Echoing Larger Trends

By and on October 16th, 2013 | Last updated: October 20, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Gustafson’s Dairy in Green Cove Springs closed last Friday, mirroring state and nation dairy farm closure trends. Price increases in cow feed and milk production costs, as well as a change in the dairy consumer base, may be to blame.

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What North Floridians Need To Know About The Debt Ceiling

By and on October 10th, 2013 | Last updated: October 11, 2013 at 10:50 am

An economics professor at the University of Florida explains what the debt ceiling is and how it is affecting North Florida.

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March On Washington’s 50th Anniversary Celebrated In Downtown Gainesville

By and on August 29th, 2013 | Last updated: October 14, 2013 at 7:44 am

The Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Florida sponsored a commemorative event Wednesday night to honor the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.

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