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December 1, 2015


Florida's Economy: How Bad Is It?

Florida is hurting: A regional look at the rough patches and bright spots. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2008

South Central / Heartland: Powering Florida's Future

Energy sector emerges as driving force in affordable, accessible heartland. Read more »
Published on 9/24/2008

Rural Advantages: Ready for Business

Easy access, abundant land and skilled workforce give Florida's rural counties special appeal. Read more »
Published on 9/24/2008

Agriculture's Past

Horticulture reigns as Florida's top crop. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2008

Timeline: U.S. Sugar Corp.

In June 2008, the state of Florida and Gov. Charlie Crist agreed to pay major sugar producer U.S. Sugar $1.75 billion for all its holdings and land. Environmentalists call it a major win for the Everglades. Take a look at U.S. Sugar's successful history. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2008

A Tough Row to Hoe for IFAS

IFAS, the state's 300 million agricultural research powerhouse, faces both internal struggles over its role and the impact of state budget cuts. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2008

What Really Motivated U.S. Sugar to Sell?

To hear U.S. Sugar President Bob Buker tell it, it’s a great time to be in the sugar business in Florida. So what gives? Read more »
Published on 8/1/2008

Multimedia: Sources of Biofuel

You may be surprised what researchers are concocting these days for sources of biofuel — like manure and citrus waste. Watch this presentation for an inside look into ethanol and biodiesel. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2008

Incinerating Garbage, the High-Tech Way

Geoplasma aims to vaporize 1,500 tons of waste a day with its hotter-than-the sun plasma torch. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2008

Ethanol: Miracle or Mistake?

Florida is sinking millions into ethanol research and grants. But nobody is even close to making it profitable. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2008

Florida Company Recycles Human Hair

SmartGrow mats, which the company sells in disks ranging from 6.25 inches to 14 inches, go in the bottom of pots to promote plant growth. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2008

Creating a Carbon Trading Hub

The global carbon-trade market is growing fast, with a 2007 cash value of $60 billion, up about 80% from $33 billion in 2006, according to Point Carbon consulting group. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2008

No Water, No Growth

New Florida residents can get by without enough roads or schools, but they can’t live without water. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2008

One Last Big Push for Phosphate Mining

South-central Florida's landscape will be shaped in large part by a company many residents have never heard of. Mosaic is the only big player left in Florida's phosphate industry, and it controls more than 300,000 acres. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2008

What Happens to Old Mine Land?

The industry is required to restore phosphate mines. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2008

Video: Babcock Ranch Tour

The vintage Florida way of life meets development at the Babcock Ranch. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2008

Niagara Bottling's Fall

Lake County economic developers lured the company in, then spit it out. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2008

Sour Grapefruits

Ten years ago, Skip Clements saw himself as the king of citrus marketing. A scam dethroned him, and today he’s consumed with a quest for redemption and retribution. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2008

Dairy Farms in Decline

In Florida, the number of milk producers is declining at a rate of around 6% a year. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2008

Agriculture 2008

The water shortage is stunting growth for farmers. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2008

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