Agriculture

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Drones And Dogs Deployed In Battle To Save The Guacamole

With the avocado killers hiding in the trees, heat-sensing drones are launched into the air. When the killer, a deadly fungus spread by tiny beetles, is located—the dogs are sent in.

04/28/2015

Florida water table levels were impacted by the Japanese earthquake-tsunami, here water levels can be seen in a file photo of Lake Okeechobee during the 2007 drought.  (Source: Getty Images)

Lawmakers Wade Into Amendment 1 Policy, Funding

With the start of Florida’s legislative session looming, one of the first issues to be taken up will be new rules on the state’s waters.

02/24/2015

FORT PIERCE, FL - MAY 13:  Tangerines are seen in a bin as the citrus industry tries to find a cure for the disease "citrus greening" that is caused by the Asian citrus psyllid, an insect, that carries the bacterium, "citrus greening" or huanglongbing, from tree to tree on May 13, 2013 in Fort Pierce, Florida. There is no known cure for the disease that forms when the insect deposits the bacterium on citrus trees causing the leaves on the tree to turn yellow the roots to decay and bitter fruits fall off the dying branches prematurely. Steps continue to be taken to try and combat the disease but none have stopped the attack on the citrus business as it spreads from Florida to other citrus producing states.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

USDA Plans To Spend $30 Million On Fighting Citrus Disease

In an effort to fight back a disease that has decimated the Sunshine State’s most famous crops, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that it plans to spend $30 million fighting citrus greening.

02/09/2015

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

All Eyes On Graham As She Enters Congress

Congresswoman-elect Gwen Graham likes to say that when she is sworn in Tuesday, she’ll be ready to “hit the ground running from day one.”

12/31/2014

Oranges in Fort Pierce, Florida (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Invasive Insect Threatens Iconic Florida Citrus

Florida may not be able to own up to its popular nickname the ‘Orange State’ anymore.

08/24/2014

Oranges in Fort Pierce, Florida (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Report: Florida Agriculture Exports Up In 2013

Florida’s international agricultural exports are up, according to a report released Wednesday.

05/21/2014

Locally grown strawberries are seen for sale at a Farmer's Market June 20, 2013, in Washington, DC. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Chilly Weather Brings Delay For Valentine’s Day Strawberries

The cold temperatures across the southeastern United States will play a role with how much you pay for strawberries around Valentine’s Day.

01/18/2014

Celestino Galindo Dominguez, 34, of Veracruz, Mexico, works at a citrus farm owned by Sorrells Brothers Inc. in the Central Florida town of Arcadia, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Florida’s Fruit & Veggies Are Growing Industry

2012 was a good year for Florida’s fruit and veggie industry.

10/18/2013

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The Local Food Myth: Why Locavores May Be Getting It Wrong

Hitching health and greener planet hopes to the local food movement? You may want to reconsider.

02/20/2013

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Fake Food Trying To Make Its Way Into The U.S.

We’re all on the lookout for counterfeit cash. We know to be suspicious of counterfeit purses. But what about fake food? It’s a growing threat in the US and beyond.

CBS4–06/18/2012

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