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The poblano pepper, a spicier complement to the bell pepper Posted by on Apr 1, 2018

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By recycling food and lawn scraps, you can create compost and feed the worms Posted by on Apr 1, 2018

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Guana River Dam improvements begin, with some areas closed during construction Posted by on Apr 1, 2018
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UF study: Peregrine Staying Closer to Home as Population Increases

by beverlymjames@ufl.edu The majestic Peregrine Falcon, one of the largest and fastest birds on the planet, can fly hundreds of miles, but lately has been sticking close to home to breed. Researchers at the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences say it’s a matter of population density. Peregrines had...

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Organic livestock standards rule withdrawn to detriment of family farmers and the organic label

by the NFU The USDA’s move will exacerbate consumer confusion about the meaning of the organic label, and it will, ultimately, negatively impact family organic producers who adhere to strict, voluntary organic standards, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU). NFU President Roger Johnson issued the following statement in...

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UF/IFAS researcher hopes to breed, grow nutritious pumpkins in Florida

Apr 01, 18 UF/IFAS researcher hopes to breed, grow nutritious pumpkins in Florida

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By: Brad Buck, 352-294-3303, bradbuck@ufl.edu Pumpkins and their seeds are good for you. For example, the flesh of the fruit is a good source of many vitamins and fiber, and its seeds provide unsaturated fats that help reduce cholesterol, among their other health benefits. The pumpkin’s nutrient values are driving Geoffrey Meru, a...

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Building a One-Stop System for Food Data

By Sandra Avant, ARS Office of Communications. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is creating a new food data system called USDA FooDS, which will incorporate all USDA foods and nutrient composition databases under one umbrella. For more than 125 years, the USDA National Nutrient Database has provided data on the composition...

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