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Redland Homeowner Gears Up For A Pot Bellied Pig Fight

A woman in Redland has received a fine for her pet pigs and county officials say she’ll continue to rack them up until she agrees to let the animals go.

CBS4–06/16/2011

Tomatoes

Publix Targeted Over Farmworker Tomato Pay

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers group is wrapping up a five-city national tour Saturday with rallies calling for Publix to pay workers a penny more per pound for tomatoes.

CBS4–03/05/2011

(Source: CBS4) Worker in the fields during a cold snap in Florida

Miami-Dade Farmers Seek Federal Aid For Crop Loss

Miami-Dade officials have asked the U.S.D.A. to issue a disaster declaration to cover the loss of more than $50 million in local agriculture.

CBS4–01/19/2011

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Emergency Order Extended To Allow For Transporting Freeze-Vulnerable Crops

Florida farmers will have more time to continue harvesting and transporting affected crops to facilities before they deteriorate after the order relaxing trucking restrictions was extended.

CBS4–01/08/2011

(Source: CBS4) Worker in the fields during a cold snap in Florida

Strawberries Ok, But Other Crops Damaged By Chill

TALLAHASSEE (CBS4) – We all know December was frigid in Florida, it was devastating to farmers and that could mean high prices for some vegetables, or even to shortages in some crops badly hurt by […]

CBS4–12/31/2010

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