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Innovation Combats Struggles Faced by Strawberry Industry

With increased pressures due to higher production costs, lower earnings and competition from Mexico, the Florida strawberry industry has searched for new ways to do business. Growers John Sizemore of Sizemore Farms and Sam Astin of Astin Farms have adapted with new innovations.
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Earth Day

Many across the world are reminded to recycle, plant trees, respect nature and most importantly reduce our carbon footprint. The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970. This year Earth Day celebrates its 50th Anniversary.
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Farm Safety Tips

In the midst of our busy days filled with lots of distractions and new advanced safety features on farm equipment, it’s easy to forget simple safety precautions. Farmers are at a very high risk for fatal and non-fatal injuries.
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2020 Session Article

Amid the backdrop of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Florida lawmakers concluded the 2020 Legislative Session after a one-week extension to finish the budget and ensure adequate reserves for the impending public health emergency. Check out the highlights from this Session.
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10 Steps to a Backyard Garden

Starting a garden is one of the most rewarding experiences. It’s also a great way to teach your children valuable life lessons with hands-on experience. However, figuring out where to begin can be tricky! Here are 10 steps to make it easier! 
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Tips on Purchasing the Perfect Rural Home

Make a list of must-haves in a rural home. Be clear with your real estate agent on needs and price. Once you start looking for homes make sure you do your research and consider the following items.
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Comparison of FHA, Conventional and VA Loans

There are three major mortgage loan options, Federal Housing Administration (FHA), VA and Conventional. Here is a brief comparison of each to consider when looking for the choice that best fits your financing needs.
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Roberson Inducted into Florida Ag Hall of Fame

Retired Farm Credit of Central Florida Director Robert “Robbie” Roberson was recognized for his achievements and inducted into the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at the Florida State Fairgrounds.
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National FFA Week

Changing lives and preparing members for premier leadership and career success, the Future Farmers of America Organization (FFA) is a student-led intracurricular youth organization educating students about agriculture. Learn more about the value of FFA.
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The 5 basic steps of the loan approval process

Applying for a loan? However, the credit approval steps are fairly straightforward regardless of whether you apply for an operating loan, land loan, equipment loan or home loan. By understanding the process, you will feel more at ease during the transaction. 
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