STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Cold Vacations
If you took a trip to Florida this winter to get away from our cold temperatures, you may have been disappointed with the temperatures during your visit. The months of December and January, combined, ... Posted on 2/19/11 at 11:11 AM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Congressman Adam Putnam and former Tallahassee Mayor Scott Maddox are both considered rising stars in their parties, which is why the race for Florida agriculture commissioner could have long-term political effects.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Florida appeals court has upheld an award of $11 million in damages to Broward County homeowners whose healthy fruit trees were destroyed in the state’s battle against citrus canker.
HAINES CITY, Fla. — Florida citrus growers already struggling with the costs of control-ling the fatal citrus greening disease face a new economic threat from black spot, a fungal disease discovered last month in Immokalee.
State is the main U.S. source for fresh winter tomatoes, and its growers lost some 70 percent of their crop during January’s prolonged cold snap. Wholesale prices are up nearly five times over last year. That means you can say goodbye to the beefsteak tomatoes on that burger and prepare to pay more than usual for the succulent wedges in your salad.
A Lake County, S.D., man this month shot a feral pig, an animal usually found in the southern United States. Chad Aker said the animal was first sighted about six weeks ago by farmers chopping corn for silage. Aker found the pig on his property Nov. 2 about 14 miles northwest of Madison, S.D., and brought down the animal with a rifle.
November 22, 2009
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