Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam

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

USDA Predicts Bigger Florida Orange Crop

Even in the wake of the citrus greening epidemic, Federal agriculture officials are predicting an increase in Florida oranges for the upcoming growing season.

10/11/2014

Giant African Land Snail (Source: CBS4)

Ag Officials Make Strides Against Meningitis Carrying Mollusks

South Florida is gaining ground on the large, slimy Giant African Land Snails that first appeared in the region two years ago.

CBS Miami–08/29/2013

School Junk Food Vending Machine

Putnam: School Vending Machines Too Sweet

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam may shut down or restrict the use of vending machines in public schools in response to what he says is a public health epidemic of obesity that left unchecked will cost the state millions in health care costs.

CBS4–05/19/2011

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