U.S. Department of Agriculture

November 4, 2014: A voter holds a sign outside of a polling location in Miami-Dade County. (Source: CBS4)

Republicans Sweep Florida Cabinet Races

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam all easily defeated their Democratic opponents Tuesday, positioning them for possible runs for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 2018.

11/04/2014

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

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

Program Will Feed Hungry Kids During Summer Vacation

As the school year ends, classrooms and playgrounds will empty for the summer — but that will leave many Florida children hungry because they rely on free and reduced-cost school meals for breakfast and lunch.

06/03/2014

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

Florida’s Orange Production Declining

Florida’s Orange crop this year is looking to be the lowest harvest in 24 years.

04/09/2014

(Photo courtesy: Chick-fil-A/Facebook)

Chick-Fil-A To Use Chicken Without Antibiotics

A popular quick-serve chicken restaurant is opting to serve only chicken raised without antibiotics.

02/12/2014

REMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images

Recall Issued For Possibly Contaminated Cheeses Sold In Florida

Georgia Department of Agriculture issued a recall on for cheeses being sold in Florida and Georgia.

12/26/2013

(Source: CBS)

Why Your Chicken Could Be Coming From China Soon

The Lee family sits at home eating their chicken nuggets but does “mom” like the idea that as soon as next summer “nuggets” could be made with chicken processed in China?

CBS4–11/08/2013

(Source: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Gov’t Shutdown Halts WIC Funds For Moms & Babies

The partial shutdown of the federal government may soon affect low-income mothers and their infants.

CBS Miami–10/02/2013

Despite last year's cold snaps, the Everglades Burmese python population appears to be prospering.

USDA To Test New Trap To Catch Invasive Pythons In Everglades

From a public hunt to snake-sniffing dogs, wildlife officials have tried several methods of capturing Burmese pythons, the invasive species living and breeding in the Everglades. Now officials hope to capture more snakes with a specially designed trap.

09/26/2013

Manda Packing Co., based in Baker, La., is recalling meat sold in Florida. (Source: MandaFineMeats.com)

Meat Sold In Florida Recalled Amid Bacteria Concerns

Meat packed in Louisiana but sold in Florida is being recalled because it could contain bacteria.

CBS4–04/11/2013

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