While much of the United States has been hit with drought, farmers in the Gainesville area have been able to dodge the bullet for now. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Clint Holzapfel reports, steady rains have helped the local produce markets and their customers.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/ClintFINALproject3forair.mp3]
Florida Gov. Rick Scott said for the first time Monday that he supports having the state acquire thousands of acres to build a reservoir system south of Lake Okeechobee to help battle toxic algal blooms.