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  • Mar 18, 2015
    Commentary

    Don’t even think about taking my water

    In a recent survey conducted by the University of Florida Center for Public Issues Education, or PIE Center, participating Floridians revealed that they value water almost as much as they do money and their health. Just don’t ask them to cut their showers short....More
  • Mar 2, 2015
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    Precious underground water is hidden treasure for all living things

    Evaporation gives way to condensation and condensation yields precipitation. Back to earth the water goes. Beneath the earth, it continues to flow for all living things to harness its power....More
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    Feb 4, 2015
    Commentary

    Calving season miraculous for sisters

    The take-home lesson for this calving season is consistent with all other critical times in life: if you acknowledge God’s presence, you experience God’s presence....More
  • Jan 30, 2015
    Commentary

    Bottom line trumps caution flags as peanuts appear poised for increase

    Most everyone agrees there will be an increase in U.S. peanut acres in 2015, but the trick clearly will be to temper enthusiasm with caution....More
  • Dec 29, 2014
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    Searching for some amphibious inspiration in 2015

    If the sound you hear is a continuous series of short trills, a repeated “crrreek,” similar to the sound of fingers running over the teeth of a comb, the auditory amusement you may be witnessing is an upland chorus frog (Pseudacris feriarum) calling to his mate....More
  • Dec 27, 2014
    Commentary

    Regulations struggle to keep up with UAVs

    It’s becoming clearer as time goes on that the adoption of UAVs at the farm level won’t happen nearly as quickly as GPS guidance and other technologies that fall under the heading of “precision agriculture.”...More
  • Dec 8, 2014
    Commentary

    Mistletoe magic: Parasite becomes seasonal celebrity

    Whatever your reason for enjoyment of the plant this season, pause to ponder the perplexities of this parasite and how it has captured the attention of cultures throughout history with its magic and mystery....More
  • Nov 25, 2014
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    Farmers, thanks for freeing us to do other things

    It too often goes unnoticed, talked about and is far too often taken for granted: the United States has food -- an abundance of safe, affordable food at a volume never before known by mankind....More
  • Nov 3, 2014
    Commentary

    The reptile find of the afternoon

    A secretive salamander, a small snake, a savvy swamp rabbit—these are the wild things that I cannot live without. Praise be to God who creates such noumena to be experienced by mere mortals....More
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