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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

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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

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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

(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

(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

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