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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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Little River Springs County Park Will Receive More Than $100,000 In Restorations

By on April 9th, 2014 | Last updated: April 18, 2014 at 12:54 pm

The Suwannee River Water Management District has formed a partnership with the county for large repairs to take place in Little River Springs County Park near Branford. After river flooding, the park needs refurbishments to bank failures and damage to the spring bed.

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Florida Aims to Protect Gopher Tortoises with App

By on April 8th, 2014 | Last updated: April 8, 2014 at 9:37 pm

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission developed an app that will help scientists gather data on the locations of gopher tortoises. The app could help better track the threatened species.

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GALLERY: Azaleas Bloom in Ravine Gardens State Park

By on March 31st, 2014 | Last updated: March 31, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Each year, from late January through April, thousands of bright Azaleas bloom throughout the park.

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