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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

(CBS4)

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

(Source: State of Florida) Laurel Wilt tree destruction

Beetle, Disease Put Dade Avocado Trees At Risk

Plant pests and diseases are killing South Florida palm trees, endangering Dade County Pine trees, and have all but eradicated citrus trees from the landscape. Now, they’ve taken aim on the Avocado, with the discovery of a dangerous beetle and disease in a Miami-Dade commercial avocado grove.

CBS4–05/01/2012

(Photo Credit: Office of Governor)

45 Year Ban On Dyeing Chicks, Bunnies Ends With Scott’s OK

After 45 years, Florida residents once again have the legal right to dye bunnies and chickens bright neon colors to give children for Easter gifts, despite the fact the law change has been decried by animal rights advocates statewide.

04/07/2012

(CBS4)

Something Extra: Do You Work In A Happy Business?

Do you think your friends in other industries are happier? They might be.

CBS4–03/01/2012

(Source: CBS4) Consumers worrioed about possible fungicide in their orange juice can check to see the juice is produced only from US Produced oranges

Foreign OJ Ban Could Limit Sunshine State Production, Raise Prices

Consumers may be looking at an increase in the price of orange juice after the Food and Drug Administration said it would stop all shipments of foreign orange juice at the border, and turn back any who test positive for the fungicide Carbendazim.

CBS4–01/11/2012

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Abundant Rainfall Helping S. Fla. Water Problems

The recent rainfall has sent Lake Okeechobee up by three feet and nearly two feet of rain fell in some parts of the Everglades last month, erasing a bone-dry summer.

CBS4–11/11/2011

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