The Evolution of Floridian Agriculture over the Millennia

The history of agriculture in the great state of Florida is storied and ancient, from the days of the indigenous peoples of America cultivating crops to the modern day agricultural sector's [...]

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7 Facts about Bamboo, an Alternative Crop for Floridians

While many have heard of the beneficial health properties of bamboo, Floridians may not have considered the benefits of growing bamboo right here in our own state. As many Florida landowners [...]

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Florida History: The Beauty of Brahma Island [VIDEO]

In 1837, as General Zachary Taylor was in pursuit of Chief Alligator during the Second Seminole War, he and his men camped on what the future U.S. president Taylor nicknamed "Paradise Island." The [...]

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The Evolution of East Coast Agriculture with Jeff Cusson [VIDEO]

The development of the agricultural sector here on the eastern coast of the United States is a history that goes back hundreds of years.  Here in the state of Florida, we have a long tradition of [...]

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5 Alternative Crops For Florida's Farmers

Florida has a rich agricultural heritage and many of our state's farmers are looking to participate in the harvesting of alternative crops. While Florida is most famous for it's growth of citrus, [...]

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Pomegranates: A Delicious Alternative Crop for Floridians

Florida’s citrus industry has long been a pillar of our state economy, and the most famous type of citrus are the famous Florida oranges. But for those Florida landowners looking to venture into a [...]

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Florida Ag Commissioner Establishes Hemp Advisory Committee

Florida’s lawmakers and agricultural leaders are underway in establishing a hemp industry . The most recent step taken by Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried was the announcement of the [...]

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Artichokes: An Alternative Crop For Florida's Farmers

While Florida’s agricultural sector is most often attributed with citrus, many of our state’s farmers are looking to branch into alternative crops. Agricultural diversity makes for a stronger and [...]

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Beer Hops: Brewing A New Alternative Crop for Florida’s Farmers

Following the destruction of many of Florida’s agricultural properties by Hurricane Michael, many of Florida’s farmers are turning to alternative crops to replace crops that were destroyed. [...]

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Pongamia: An Environmentally-Friendly Alternative To Soy Beans

As Florida's farmers explore the possibilities of alternative crops, they should heavily consider planting and harvesting Pongamia – a low-input, high yield tree cop. Pongamia trees produce beans [...]

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