Florida Department of Agriculture

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Name: Florida Department of Agriculture
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Report: No Guest Accidents at Legoland Florida This Quarter

Legoland Florida reported no accidents involving guests during the second quarter of 2014, according to a report from the Florida Bureau of Fair Rides Inspection. The bureau issues quarterly reports on self-reported accidents at theme parks. Under a memorandum ... [Published Winter Haven News Chief - 11 hours ago]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

MOORE, MARTIN RAY

Guest Book "I wanted to send my deepest sympathy to Caroline and all..."- Graham View Sign MARTIN RAYMOORE, 94AUBURNDALE - Martin Ray Moore, age 94, died on June 19, 2014, in Auburndale, FL.Born in Humphreys County, TN, he graduated from Murray State ... [Published Lakeland Ledger - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Harrelson obit

Margaret “Maggie” Worthy Harrelson, 85, of Graceville, Florida, slipped away peacefully to our Heavenly Father on Wednesday, July 16, at her residence in Crystal Bay Senior Living Facility in Sandestin, Florida.Margaret was born in Campbellton, Florida, ... [Published Chipley Bugle - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Florida Department of Agriculture Woman of Year Nominations Open

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is seeking nominations for the 2014 Woman of the Year in Agriculture Award. Thirty women have won the award since 1985 for significant contributions to Florida agriculture, including cattlewoman ... [Published Winter Haven News Chief - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Snails on a plane

(NBC NEWSCHANNEL) Customs inspectors were confronted with a slimy situation at Los Angeles International Airport.It was a case of snails on a plane as inspectors seized a live shipment of 67-giant African snails from Nigeria.The paperwork stated the snails ... [Published WPTV TV Channel 5 - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Insensitive breeders are the problem

Dear Editor,Common sense and much research tells me there cannot possibly be a home for every pup born. Ask yourself this question: what happens to the pups not sold? Female dogs come into season about every six months and most breeders will mate their ... [Published Santa Rosa Press Gazette - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

'Do Not Call' tops list of consumer complaints for June

The top three complaints received by the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services last month were related to violations of the statewide "Do Not Call" list, fuel and cable.For the month, the agency received 4,050 "Do Not Call" complaints. ... [Published Orlando Business Journal - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Officials work to stop spread of giant snails in So. Florida

MIAMI (WSVN) -- Officials are working to prevent giant snails from spreading across South Florida, warning they're destroying buildings and carry dangerous diseases.A team of inspectors and canines from the Florida Department of Agriculture went looking ... [Published 7 News Online - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Fireworks dangers

Updated: Tuesday, July 1 2014, 10:49 AM CDTAnd while those laws do exist, there is a loophole.Rockets can be bought for "Agricultural Purposes" like scaring birds and other animals from crops.But no matter what they are used for, fireworks can hurt you ... [Published WEAR TV 3 - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jun 30 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

State officials: Beware dangers of fireworks

. -As millions of Floridians get ready to set off fireworks this weekend, the state has a word of warning: 4th of July fun can turn into something much worse if people aren’t careful.The state’s fire marshal recommends dousing all used and “dud” fireworks ... [Published News4Jax.com - Jun 30 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Compensation Trial for Lee County Citrus Tree Owners Begins

The trial is the next step in a lawsuit that was first filed in 2003.Last year, Judge Keith Kyle ruled the Florida Department of Agriculture and its head, Adam Putnam, were liable for the almost 34,000 trees it destroyed in Lee County from 2000 to 2006 ... [Published WGCU Public Media - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 22 2014 - Updated Jun 22 2014 - 1 reports

Refitted bus offers kids meals on wheels

LACOOCHEE — The children were lined up, their appetites ready.When the lunch bus arrived, they hopped on and settled in to munch down on free meals prepared in the cafeteria at Lacoochee Elementary.The lunch bus is a retrofitted school bus that has been ... [Published Tampa Tribune - Jun 22 2014]

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Guest Book "I wanted to send my deepest sympathy to Caroline and all..." - Graham View Sign MARTIN RAY
...canines from the Florida Department of Agriculture went looking for giant African land snails in the Miami area, including Little Haiti, Tuesday. "We're looking through the leaf debris because this is one of the natural habitats of the snail" said Dexavior Smith, inspection supervisor for the Florida Department of Agriculture, as he raked dried leaves
"Fireworks, obviously, are firepower. When you shoot a firework off it can land on your roof of your house"
...It could also further drive up fruit and juice prices if we don’t act," said Vilsack. "USDA is committed to fighting and beating this destructive disease."

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Obituaries July 22 — Harrelson; McClung [Published The Destin Log - 2 hours ago]
Report: No Guest Accidents at Legoland Florida ... [Published Winter Haven News Chief - 11 hours ago]
MOORE, MARTIN RAY [Published Lakeland Ledger - Jul 19 2014]
Harrelson obit [Published Chipley Bugle - Jul 18 2014]
Florida Department of Agriculture Woman of Year... [Published Winter Haven News Chief - Jul 16 2014]
Snails on a plane [Published WPTV TV Channel 5 - Jul 15 2014]
Insensitive breeders are the problem [Published Santa Rosa Press Gazette - Jul 11 2014]
Jasper Market Place reopens under new management [Published Jasper News - Jul 04 2014]
'Do Not Call' tops list of consumer complaints ... [Published Orlando Business Journal - Jul 02 2014]
Officials work to stop spread of giant snails i... [Published 7 News Online - Jul 01 2014]
Fireworks dangers [Published WEAR TV 3 - Jul 01 2014]
State officials: Beware dangers of fireworks [Published News4Jax.com - Jun 30 2014]
Compensation Trial for Lee County Citrus Tree O... [Published WGCU Public Media - Jun 26 2014]
Citrus Greening funds filter down from USDA [Published Southwest Farm Press - Jun 25 2014]
Owner of $14.5 Million Telemarketing Scam Surre... [Published United States Department of Justice - Jun 25 2014]
Refitted bus offers kids meals on wheels [Published Tampa Tribune - Jun 22 2014]
Three More Persons Indicted In $14.5 Million Te... [Published United States Department of Justice - Jun 19 2014]
Gallery: 10 invasive species [Published Boing Boing - Jun 18 2014]
Now there's an app for summer food programs [Published South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Jun 17 2014]
Florida to open new citrus germplasm repository [Published The Grower - Jun 16 2014]
Broward citrus canker case returns to court [Published South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Jun 13 2014]
Psychedelic Sirloin – Family ate meat contamina... [Published Politisite - Mar 07 2014]
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Gallery: 10 invasive species [Published Boing Boing - Jun 18 2014]
Six lionfish, which are native to the Indian Ocean, were accidentally released into the Caribbean in 1992 when an aquarium in southern Florida was destroyed by Hurricane Andrew. Lionfish have since been detected in at least 30 locations in the U.S. ...
Psychedelic Sirloin – Family ate meat contamina... [Published Politisite - Mar 07 2014]
This could be a good reason to go vegetarian… or maybe not. A family of four was hospitalized this week after eating meat contaminated with LSD, according to Tampa Police Department. How the drug turned up in the family’s meal is under investigation, ...
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