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Florida Department Of Agriculture

Seasonal Vegetables

Fresh Is Best, Buy Florida Produce & Seafood

No one would dispute that when it comes to food fresh is best. Florida’s Agriculture Dept. says when planning your shopping you should keep the state’s produce and seafood in mind.

01/20/2014

(Photo Credit: Florida Department of Agriculture Division of Plant Industries) Giant African Land Snail

More Than 78,000 Giant African Land Snails Collected In S. Fla.

It’s been a year since the Giant African Land Snail began its invasion of South Florida. Since that time, more than 77,000 snails have been collected on 340 properties in Miami-Dade County.

CBS4–09/05/2012

Tree termites, Nasutitermes corniger, have been found in Dania Beach. (University of Florida, Courtesy / May 7, 2012)

State Moves To Eradicate New Termite Threat

A tiny terror which could destroy your home or business has been found in one Broward city and now the state has launched an offensive to get rid of them before they spread.

CBS4–05/08/2012

(Photo Credit: Florida Department of Agriculture Division of Plant Industries) Giant African Land Snail

More Than 40,000 Giant African Land Snails Collected In S. Fla.

The Giant African Land Snail may not sound like a rapidly growing problem. But state officials have been trying to fight the invasion since September of last year.

CBS4–04/13/2012

(Source: thefloridachef.com)

Florida Only State In U.S. With An Official Chef

Move over, Mario Batali. Step aside, Gordon Ramsey. There’s a new chef on the cusp of celebrity in the U.S., and he’s from Florida.

CBS4–02/14/2012

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Guns Becoming Popular For Florida Women

Ladies night used to entail a trip to a favorite restaurant or bar. But recently, ladies night is becoming more and more popular at local gun ranges, including the Florida Gun Center in Hialeah.

CBS4–01/24/2012