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By Jaime Sloane on October 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: October 23, 2013 at 8:10 pm
Florida’s agriculture industry is continuing to grow, according to a report released last week by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The report titled “Florida Agriculture: By the Numbers” cited increased sales of oranges, honey and other agricultural commodities.
By Jordan Albright on October 20th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 8:47 am
More North Central Florida startup companies are turning to an online fundraising website, Kickstarter, to gain capital for their project ideas. The catch? If their dollar goal isn’t met, participants don’t see a penny of the funds.
By Mitchell Wohl on October 19th, 2013 | Last updated: October 21, 2013 at 4:19 pm
Franklin Percival, a government employee who was out of work because of the partial shutdown earlier this month, is back to work after a 16 day vacation he never wanted.
By Danny Gibble on October 18th, 2013 | Last updated: October 20, 2013 at 11:09 am
In a 4 to 3 decision Thursday night, the Gainesville City Commission voted to make a $400 million offer to buy the Gainesville Renewable Energy Center plant. The controversial bid came as a surprise to some residents, who wish they could get rid of the plant entirely.
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 Sarah Daly on October 16th, 2013 | Last updated: October 23, 2013 at 10:21 am
Dianne’s Old Time Barbecue in Hawthorne still sees slow business two years after a local plywood mill shut down.
By Casey Liening on October 15th, 2013 | Last updated: October 16, 2013 at 4:04 pm
Today marks the first day of stone crab season, and Cedar Key fisherman Bud Collins prepares his boat for the season. Though last year was a poor year for stone crabs, he hopes this season will be better.
By Jorge Perez on October 11th, 2013 | Last updated: October 11, 2013 at 3:40 pm
In the first of four Company Lifestyle workshops the Florida Works and the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce hosted, local business met Friday with other successful business owners to discuss strategies, address issues in the workplace and establish a network of support.
By Jordan Albright on October 4th, 2013 | Last updated: October 4, 2013 at 10:22 am
Thousands of pumpkins were sent on a 1,500-mile journey from the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico to one of the first patches to pop up in North Central Florida just off of U.S. 441 in Alachua.