April 20, 2019
Florida Business News

Competition from Mexico endangers Florida’s strawberry industry

Florida is one of the biggest domestic producers of strawberries, second only to California., and it’s the only producer of winter strawberries in the United States. But Florida farmers are experiencing a declining market in recent years.

A state hemp program for Florida? A vote is on the horizon

Without much conversation and a brief, unanimous vote, a House panel voted Thursday to send a bill that would create a state hemp program to the chamber floor.

Smokeout: Alachua County bans tobacco sales to anyone under 21

In January, Alachua County became the first Florida county to raise its tobacco age to 21. County commissioners voted unanimously for the measure.

Mueller Report: 'At least one Florida county' hacked and accessed by Russian intelligence

Russian hackers gained access to at least one Florida county’s computer network during the 2016 campaign, according to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report released on Thursday.

Many nursing homes, assisted living facilities still can't meet Florida's mandate for backup power

Many Florida nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the storm-battered state continue to struggle to meet requirements that they have backup power generator to keep facilities cool.

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Dania Beach lifeguard retires after 41 years
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If you were winding down a 41-year career, you might be tempted to take it easy on one of the last days at work. Not so for Dania Beach Ocean Rescue lifeguard Peter Fornier.

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