| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Two hotel renovation projects in Orlando are in limbo in the wake of businessman Nik Patel’s recent arrest on federal allegations of fraudulently selling $150 million in loans to a finance company.
Patel is a financier who has invested millions of...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 5:32 PM
When crops were first introduced that had been engineered to withstand the herbicide glyphosate — better known by the trade name Roundup — the agricultural industry said it would confer a terrific environmental advantage. Glyphosate is a...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Dust whips across the toasted soil where Tom Barcellos usually plants corn for his 800 dairy cows. This season, there was no water to plant the crop.
The third-generation dairy farmer was forced to idle a quarter of his 1,200 acres in Tulare County,...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 8:01 AM
Did you know you can hydrate with what's on your plate — not just what's in your cup? The following foods are heavy on the water content, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's nutrient database. In several cases, they're also full of...
| Oct 12, 2014
While new pet shops in Sunrise can no longer sell dogs and cats from commercially licensed breeders, the city has extended the deadline for pet shops already in business prior to the ban taking place.
In April, city commissioners unanimously agreed to...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam says frustration with Washington, D.C. — "a hot, wet, dysfunctional mess" — led him to give up a top position among U.S. House Republicans four years ago to pursue a job in his home state where he could...
| Aug 23, 2014
Much of the appeal of the Allentown Fair is how much remains dependably the same. Its carnival rides and attractions (which still cover the largest part of the fairgrounds). Its Labor Day run. And especially its agricultural heritage, with livestock......
| Sep 23, 2014
| 10:28 AM
Deere & Co, the world's largest farm equipment maker, said it was exploring strategic options for its low-margin crop insurance business and had hired Citigroup as its adviser.
The company said no formal decisions had been made and no agreements had...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 1:12 PM
A shipment of aluminum sheets from China had to be fumigated at the port of Baltimore this week after a snail species never seen locally before was spotted on the outside of a shipping container, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
| Jul 24, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Two brothers who scammed millions from the government by giving cash for food stamps were sentenced to 5 years and 10 months in federal prison on Thursday, according to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida.
Ali Jaber, 52, and...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Since 1978, Connecticut's Farmland Preservation Program has permanently protected the prime and important farmland soils of 300 farms and nearly 40,000 acres to ensure the future of agriculture in our state. Members of the Farmer's Cow cooperative,...