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Freeze Kills Southwest Fla. Vegetable Crops

Posted: 01/12/2010 - Consumers likely will be paying more for tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers and other produce thanks to the recent cold snap in Florida.

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Small Scale Poultry and Egg Production Offered

Posted: 01/06/2010 - Okaloosa County Extension will host “Small Scale Poultry and Egg Production”, a course designed to help everyone from novices to professionals in raising chickens.

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Another Freeze in Florida Tonight

Posted: 01/05/2010 - Near-record low temperatures will occur again tonight as a cold wave brings frost and freeze into the heart of the Sunshine State.

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Cotton close 11/19

Posted: 11/19/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) - Cotton futures No. 2 closed $1.40 to $3.20 a bale higher Thursday.

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Kudzu-munching bug threatens bean crops

Posted: 11/18/2009 - Researchers recently found an insect in north Georgia that has never before been reported in the Western Hemisphere, and its arrival could be both a blessing and a curse.

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Can A Plant Be Altruistic?

Posted: 11/13/2009 - Although plants have the ability to sense and respond to other plants, their ability to recognize kin and act altruistically has been the subject of few studies. The authors explored kin recognition in Impatiens pallida (yellow jewelweed). By moving their resources into leaves, these plants not only positively affected their own growth, but also negatively affected their competitors' growth. This is the first instance where researchers demonstrated that a plant's response to an aboveground cue is dependent upon the presence of a belowground cue.

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BOT Open 11/11

Posted: 11/11/2009 - Agriculture futures jump on Chicago BOT- 11/11

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Rains from Ida Add to Misery for Alabama Farmers

Posted: 11/10/2009 - Rain and wind from Tropical Storm Ida slowed harvest operations for farmers across Alabama and added to what has been a mostly wet and miserable harvest season.

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