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By Heather van Blokland 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.
By Heather van Blokland 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.
By Heather van Blokland on January 25th, 2014 | Last updated: January 27, 2014 at 11:11 am
Best Western desk clerk accused of stealing hundreds with false reports.
By Heather van Blokland 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.
By Heather van Blokland 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.
By Heather van Blokland 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.
By Katherine Kallergis, Heather van Blokland, Rebekah Geier and Max Mattern 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.
By Heather van Blokland and Renee Beninate 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.
By Caitlin Sinett and Heather van Blokland 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.
By Paige Kauffman and Heather van Blokland 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.