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County Fertilizer Ordinance in Effect, Local Landscaping Professionals Speak Up

Local lawns might not look as green this fall due to an updated Alachua County fertilizer ordinance, and lawn care companies are starting to feel the effects. The amended ordinance, which took effect on Oct. 1, implemented a seasonal ban on the use of fertilizers containing nitrogen – a main …

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“It’s A Big Overreach Of Government”: Reactions To Newberry’s Decision To Opt Out Of County Tobacco Ordinance

On Monday, the Newberry City Commission voted unanimously to opt out of the Alachua County ordinance prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to those younger than 21.

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‘Grain by Grain’: Bob Quinn Visits Gainesville to Share the Power of Organic Farming

Bob Quinn so believes in the power of organic farming that he once sent some of his farm’s own wheat to an ailing woman who he believed needed only toxin-free food. Quinn, an organic farmer from Montana, spoke of that and other farming experiences as part of his book tour …

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