February 16, 2019
Florida Business News

Hemp program proposed for Florida as officials eye potentially lucrative industry

Agriculture officials say hemp production could help farmers and timber owners in Northwest Florida who sustained heavy damage in Hurricane Michael.

Florida Icon: J.R. 'Johnny' Lopez de la Cruz

The retired U.S. Army colonel, president Bay of Pigs Veterans Association Brigade 2506, tells us, "A lot of people are going to Cuba, and they get that side of the story and then when they come back they come over here to hear what we have to say."

Florida investigating high number of manatee deaths in Everglades National Park

Florida wildlife officials are investigating a higher than normal number of manatee deaths in Everglades National Park over the last two months.

Black History Month: Florida black owned businesses lag behind

Owning businesses, many Florida black community leaders and business owners agree, is essential for the health of the black community and equality.

Credit ratings in good shape, state budget panel told

A slight reduction to the state’s general-fund reserves, as outlined by Gov. Ron DeSantis in his proposed budget, is unlikely to affect Florida’s credit ratings.

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Miami Yacht Show to open in its new location
Miami Yacht Show to open in its new location

The 31st Miami Yacht Show, the city’s premier luxury yacht show, takes place from February 14 -18, 2019 in its new location at One Herald Plaza. See a video of preparation for the event.

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