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Palm Beach County veggie-pocalyse requires #FreshThinkingFromFlorida

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In Palm Beach County, millions of pounds of vegetables are unpicked, plowed under, and rotting in the fields not far away from large populations of undernourished children. The weather this growing season was everything it needed to be for a bountiful harvest Florida’s growers can be proud of. But the “agricultural economics” that forced growers to abandon their crops are an embarrassment to a state that claims to be creative and compassionate. The Palm Beach Post’s Susan Salisbury explains: “Perfect weather…

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