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Florida peaches. - Julie Branaman

Florida's Peach Industry Grows Sweet And Sassy

In Florida agriculture, citrus has long been king. But take a closer look at the Sunshine State's newest emerging cash crop: the princely peach. Experts say it soon could become a $100 million industry and provide a tasty boon for the state's economy.


The Aquaculture Evolution: Not Your Grandpa's Guppies

Central Florida is the center of the nation's tropical fish farming universe and Mike Drawdy, a third-generation producer, aims to use technology to reclaim the local industry's place on the world stage. Fancy fish, it turns out, swim spectacularly through cyberspace.

A dead orange grove along SR 39. - Julie Branaman

Florida Citrus: Taming Wild Stock And Breeding A Legacy

Central Florida Is Ground Zero in the war against citrus greening, where the battle extends from historic groves to university laboratories, hi-tech strategies and the newest innovatons in crop research.

The effects of greening leave an orange tree leafless.

Florida Citrus: Scientists Confront Unprecedented Challenge In Greening

The clock is ticking as an insidious microbe lays waste to Florida's citrus groves, making the entire peninsula an experimental field trial for strategies that researchers hope will fend off the extinction of a crop that contributes billions of dollars and more than 75,000 jobs to the state's economy.


Tampa Bay Competes For Talent Dividend, $1M

The Tampa Bay region is competing with 57 other U.S. cities/regions, including Pittsburgh, Memphis, Cincinnati and Oklahoma City, for a $1 million prize that will recognize success in attaining college degrees through the Talent Dividend.


What You Want: 83 Degrees Media Reader Survey

When we asked readers why they read 83 Degrees Media, the response was overwhelmingly reaffirming and encouraging, with repeated calls for us to do even more stories about talent, innovation, diversity and environment. "GO! GO! GO!'' says one reader. So we decided to share a sampling of reader comments.


Networking: It's Cool To Be Blue In Tampa Bay

Blue Thong Society chapters across the Tampa Bay region attract women who gather monthly to celebrate fun and philanthropy and to unite generations in the age-old battle to fight frump.


Legoland Florida Spurs Winter Haven, Polk County

Polk County community and business leaders are scrambling to put together the government and private sector pieces necessary to respond to the surge of vacationers and investors expected with the opening of Legoland Florida in Winter Haven.


Play Ball! Auburndale Sports Complex Aims For Strike-It-Rich Zone

Even a visitors' center opening at the end of May at the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex in eastern Polk County is all about playing sports and participating in sporting competitions for residents and tourists alike.
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