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Expert: Hurricane-Hit Timber Industry Needs Years To Recover

Jan 23, 2019
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It could take a decade or more for Florida's timber industry to recover from Hurricane Michael's devastation, and the countless downed trees pose an immediate wildfire threat, Forida Forest Service Director Jim Karels told a Senate committee Tuesday.

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Florida has provided more than 180,000 pounds of fruits, vegetables, meats and grains to victims of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam announced Thursday. 

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Florida's citrus industry got some dire news Tuesday from an organization that advises the federal government on science and technical matters.

Lawmakers Seek To Legalize Industrial Hemp

Oct 20, 2015
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Two Democratic lawmakers have breathed new life into an effort to legalize hemp as an agricultural crop in Florida. Proponents of the program are pitching it as an economic boost to Florida.