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Adam Putnam: Your Thanksgiving meal began on a farm

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Picking up ingredients for your family’s favorite Thanksgiving dishes locally can be so easy that we sometimes take for granted our ranchers’ and farmers’ hard work to provide the food we all rely on. Agriculture has been and will continue to be the cornerstone of society — it is the industry that provides for one of our most basic needs. Some elements of agriculture have remained unchanged over centuries while others have changed radically with scientific and technological advancements. Agriculture…

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Scott Maddox will run for Ag Commish

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Former Florida Democratic Party Chairman Scott Maddox will file paperwork to enter the agriculture commissioner race next week, ending a four-year break from politics. Maddox, who said he lived on a small farm when growing up south of Miami and whose wife comes from a family that’s farmed for generations, said he will emphasize the consumer services aspect of the job. “That’s a very important position for Floridians. That job basically regulates most all the things that affect the consumer…

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