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Orange production up a bit, latest estimate shows

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Squeeze ’em while you got ’em: Florida’s orange crop “increased slightly while grapefruit production held steady,” the Florida Department of Citrus announced Wednesday. That news is according to the final forecast for the 2016-17 season by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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Uh-oh: Legislators could have less money to spend this year

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Amid an ongoing tug-of-war over tax cuts and spending, Florida legislators learned Tuesday that they are going to have less money to spend in the coming year than planned. The changes — as measured in a nearly $80 billion budget — are not significant. But the drop represents another hurdle for Gov. Rick Scott and his ongoing push to get the Republican-controlled Legislature to cut state taxes by $1 billion. State economists drew up new forecasts that show the state’s…

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Magazine says FSU football will rule the state again, win ACC

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The oldest adage in sports is that a football season is not played on paper. That’s true. But paper can get a fan through the off-season. Take, for instance, the latest issue of Athlon Magazine, which predicts, among other things, that the state will still belong to Florida State this year. Athlon says the Seminoles will win their fourth consecutive ACC title. It has FSU finishing ninth in the country, at 10-2. It has them playing in the Peach Bowl…

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