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  • Lake County Water Authority app provides snapshot of yesteryear

    Lake County Water Authority app provides snapshot of yesteryear
    TAVARES — Lake County's terrain has gone through numerous changes since the 1940s. Thanks to a recently installed web application by the Lake County Water Authority the public can get a bird's-eye view to see the differences — even in...
  • Gator farmers push meat at major seafood expo

    Gator farmers push meat at major seafood expo
    How about a little alligator on your dinner table? That's the pitch that the Florida Alligator Marketing Education Committee made this week when it went for the first time to Boston's annual Seafood Expo North America, the largest seafood show on the...
  • USDA, Minnesota agree to provide $220,000 for wolf control

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the state of Minnesota have agreed to provide $220,000 to control gray wolves that prey on livestock in the state, U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson announced Wednesday. The Minnesota Democrat said it was welcome news for...
  • Farm-to-school conference set in Charlottesville

    Efforts to increase the number of school systems using Virginian-grown products in school menus are the focus of a conference in Charlottesville. The Virginia Farm-to-School Conference will be held Wednesday and Thursday at the DoubleTree by Hilton...
  • Farmers' use of cover crops could benefit the pheasant population

    Jeff Prendergast said life is pretty easy for a grown Kansas pheasant. With so many crop fields, food is seldom a problem. Even with reductions in Conservation Reserve Program fields there's normally enough cover to protect a lot of the birds from...
  • Break free from the screens and enjoy some real family interactions

    Five signs that it's time for winter to be over: 1. You've beaten your all-time record on Words with Friends. 2. There's nothing left on your binge watch list. 3. You've texted one of your children... while they are in another room. 4. Minecraft...
  • Don't blame loss of bees on pesticides

    Don't blame loss of bees on pesticides
    Nobody here is diminishing the importance of honey bees. The bees are in trouble, but neonicotinoids are not the problem ("No bees? No food," March 5). Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam writes in her recent commentary "that bee hive losses are greater than 30...
  • Ex-SeaWorld trainer's book debuts this month

    John Hargrove, one of the former SeaWorld trainers featured in "Blackfish," has a book coming out March 24 — "Beneath the Surface," published by Palgrave Macmillan. Hargrove, who had worked in SeaWorld's Texas and California parks, is an outspoken...
  • Louisiana germ release likely due to lax use of lab garments

    The accidental release of dangerous bacteria at a Louisiana research center probably occurred because workers were lax about how they wore protective garments in the lab where the germ was kept, federal officials said Friday. However, officials with...
  • After shifting fads, time for a clear-eyed look at fat in our diets

    After shifting fads, time for a clear-eyed look at fat in our diets
    With national headlines touting the message that low-fat diets are out and high-fat diets are in, people who once shunned butter are slathering it on toast, melting it in saut├ęs and even plopping it into their coffee. And though the media has glorified...
  • Drink this in: Science has decided coffee is good for you

    Drink this in: Science has decided coffee is good for you
    For centuries, coffee has caused a stir over health impacts, good or bad, with many people resigned to accept it as a guilty pleasure. But in a full turnabout since the 1980s, science now extols its virtues as a generally healthful drink and kick-start...