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Trendsetters: Feb. 2010

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Published on 2/1/2010

Fla. Newsmakers of 2009

People who made an impact in business, economy, science, environment, government, education, sports, philanthropy, media and our fallen soldiers. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2010

Dairy Farmers Are Lobbying for More Money

Florida's dairy farmers are losing an average of more than $700,000 a year. It's a $99-million problem statewide. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2009

Bountiful Local Harvest

Thanksgiving in Florida comes at the wrong time. In our upside-down seasons, April or May would be more appropriate for a harvest festival than November. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2009

Counting Carbon in Highlands County

John Alleyne thinks Highlands County, already known for its 450,000 acres of prime agricultural lands, has the potential for at least one more significant crop: Carbon credits. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2009

Marion County Awarded More Conservation Land

The largest private landowner in Florida, Plum Creek Timber Co. also owns some of the most environmentally important land in Marion County. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2009

Ethanol Production May Consume Too Much Water

A new UF study raises concerns about ethanol's water demand in Florida. Four crops under consideration are very thirsty. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2009

'A Better Way to Farm'

Today, Matt McLean operates the state’s largest organic citrus operation. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2009

Pilgrim's Pride Layoffs Cause Ripple Effect

When the largest employer in Suwannee County, Pilgrim’s Pride, announced it would lay off more than a third of its workforce in February, the local community reeled. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2009

Agriculture 2009

Agriculture is well-positioned for growth in the year ahead. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

Nature Conservancy Picking Up Land at Bargains

Real estate slump allows it to beef up inventory. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2008

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

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