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Saving Florida Orange Juice: The Search For A Cure For Citrus Greening – The Greening Series, Part 3

By on August 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: August 22, 2014 at 11:32 am

Nutrient supplements, root stock additives, genetic modification, heat therapies and a bacterial killer are just a few of the proposed solutions to what has been called the worst disease in history to hit Florida orange groves. Citrus greening, a bacterial [...]

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How A Fourth Generation Citrus Farmer Fights To Save His Grove – The Greening Series, Part 2

By on August 20th, 2014 | Last updated: August 21, 2014 at 9:06 pm

Steve Futch, UF IFAS Extension agent, and family farmer, Mac Turner, right, tour the new orange tree plantings on Turner’s family farm in Arcadia, Fla. in April 2014. (Heather van Blokland/WUFT) Citrus farmer Mac Turner is fighting to keep his [...]

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Why The Orange Is So Important to Florida – The Greening Series, Part 1

By on August 19th, 2014 | Last updated: August 18, 2014 at 9:13 am

In our first of a three-part series on citrus greening, WUFT’s Heather van Blokland takes us through a bit of history on Florida’s connection to the orange

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VIDEO: Horse Protection Association Of Florida

By on April 30th, 2014 | Last updated: April 30, 2014 at 4:53 pm

Because of flooding on 150 acres of Micanopy land, the Horse Protection Association of Florida is in need of dry land for its rescues. A suitable area was found for 23 of the horses, but HPAF’s Morgan Silver worries about organizing the funds to continue paying rent.

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Small-Scale Horse Operations Guide to Protect Florida Water

By on April 25th, 2014 | Last updated: April 29, 2014 at 10:18 am

The Florida Department of Education released a manual for small-scale horse operation best management practices in order to help preserve the state’s water resources.

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State Targets Growing Feral Swine Problem

By on April 24th, 2014 | Last updated: April 28, 2014 at 12:54 pm

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new $20 million program, designed to stop the growth of feral swine, began this month. Florida received $400,000 on Monday.

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Officials Ensure Energy Prices Will Not Rise With New Coal Ban

By on April 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: April 25, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Locals are reacting to the possibility of a utility rate increase that would accompany Gainesville’s possible switch away from mountaintop coal removal.

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Food Safety Guidelines Could Alter Sustainable Farm

By on April 16th, 2014 | Last updated: April 16, 2014 at 12:43 pm

A new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) by the FDA may pose a challenge to farmers who are using an alternative fertilizer.

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GALLERY: Swallowtail Farm Hosts County Fair

By on April 15th, 2014 | Last updated: April 15, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Swallowtail Farm held its 5th annual country fair at its farm just north of Alachua on Saturday.

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Orange Lake Levels Rising for First Time in More Than a Decade

By on April 11th, 2014 | Last updated: April 11, 2014 at 5:18 pm

After years of drought, this year’s rainfall has restored Orange Lake’s water levels.

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