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Official: ‘Lethal’ Irma a ‘major calamity’ for Florida crops

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Florida’s agriculture commissioner said Monday that the path of Hurricane Irma “could not have been more lethal” to the state’s farmers and that the scope of damage to the state’s fruits and vegetables is unprecedented.

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New organization opposes $500 million Everglades land purchase

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A group of Florida residents formed a new organization to oppose a $500 million taxpayer-funded purchase of thousands of acres of farmland recommended by environmental activists and the Everglades Foundation. “Everglades restoration and protection are high priorities for all Floridians,” says Miami resident Nicholas John Kakanis, one of the founders of Florida Citizens Against Waste. “Taxpayers, farmers, businesses and water managers have devoted more than two decades and $10 billion in a cooperative and massive effort to restore a precious…

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Where Have All the Farmers Gone?

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Where have all the farmers gone? This seems to be a question everyone thinks they know the answer to. You ask the normal person about the state of American farmers and they will tell you they are alive and well, but if you have been paying attention you’ll see that many American farmers are hurting. Don’t believe the acres and acres of farmland you see. American farmers have suffered as much as the rest of the country in this down…

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