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Friday 10/12/2018
‘Another Nail in the Coffin’ for Agriculture

In an effort to curtail illegal dumping, Miami-Dade Commissioners propose forcing land owners to fence all unimproved lots and vacant lands, which includes all farmland.

Updated: October 12, 2018 - 9:07 am
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Thursday 10/11/2018
County Land Sale for Soccer Stadium Upheld

A state appeals court has rejected a challenge to Miami-Dade County’s decision to sell land to soccer star David Beckham and his business partners to build a Major League Soccer stadium.

Posted: October 11, 2018
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Friday 10/05/2018
Dade County Farm Bureau Honors Dimare Family

Tuesday morning began with dark skies and rain. But that changed into South Florida sunshine just in time for a sold out crowd at the Women’s Club of Homestead

Posted: October 05, 2018
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Oriental Fruit Fly Eradicated in Miami-Dade

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have declared eradication in the Oriental fruit fly outbreak in the predominantly agricultural Redland area of Miami-Dade County. Due to early detection and rapid response, no quarantine was required during this program. This successful Oriental fruit fly eradication is the second one during this administration, both of which were in Miami-Dade County.

Updated: October 09, 2018 - 11:35 am
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Thursday 10/04/2018
Fagan, Belgrave Stun Panthers With Late Defensive TDs

Naquon Fagan knew the Spartans needed someone to make a big play.

Updated: October 04, 2018 - 9:29 pm
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Sunday 09/30/2018
MDC to add entrance facility

Homestead City Manager George Gretsas announced a new college building is in the works at the City’s budget presentation on September 12.

Updated: October 01, 2018 - 2:49 pm
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Thursday 09/27/2018
South Dade to Get New Transit System….finally

“Don’t Call Them Buses. It’s a Rapid Transit System.  (I think) that’s where we need to change the narrative.”

Posted: September 27, 2018
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Friday 09/21/2018
Tragedy Strikes Local Farm

We all know the attachment we develop with our animal friends. We grieve at their loss.  Imagine the heartache Dr. Janice Milligan and her life partner Bob Owens shared when their 13 pet alpacas were viciously attacked by neighborhood dogs.

Updated: September 24, 2018 - 9:45 am
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Save the Keys and the Planet, One Straw at a Time

Growing up in the Jamaican town of Ocho Rios, Renaldo Graham planted yams on his father’s farm.   Now he’s looking after the planet in another way.

Updated: September 24, 2018 - 10:55 am
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Monday 09/10/2018
Biscayne, Bill Baggs Among Miami Sites Joining Volunteer National Clean Up

On September 22 more than 200 volunteers of all ages are expected to dig in at volunteer sites in the Miami area and spend the day cleaning up parks and waterways, repairing trails, and enjoying the outdoors.

Posted: September 10, 2018
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Friday 09/07/2018
Rubio, Nelson release statement on Florida Agriculture in New Trade Deal with Mexico

As the U.S. works to finalize today’s announced deal with Mexico, U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) renewed their calls with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to protect Florida growers in a final agreement.

Updated: September 07, 2018 - 9:46 am
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Differing Opinions as Miami-Dade Moves Forward with SMART Plan for South Dade

The Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) has selected a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) to move forward with the first leg of the six-corridor Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Plan.

Posted: September 07, 2018
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Tuesday 09/04/2018
New Upper Keys Center on the Horizon for FKCC

With the acquisition of a 2.12-acre Key Largo property, Florida Keys Community College made an historic step in its goal to expand services to the residents and industries in northern Monroe County. The College closed on the purchase of the property on Tuesday and now owns the long-sought site of the future FKCC Upper Keys Center.

Posted: September 04, 2018
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Monday 09/03/2018
Lighthouses of Biscayne Bay Cruise - September 8

Departing from the Deering Estate on Saturday, September 8, this four hour tour will allow you to experience Biscayne National Park in a new light! Guided by a Biscayne National Park Ranger, guests will journey through Biscayne Bay to see the iconic Cape Florida, Fowey Rocks and Boca Chita Lighthouses and learn about the history that surrounds them.

Posted: September 03, 2018
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Friday 08/31/2018
Double-Digit Cut Proposed for Workers Comp Rates

The National Council on Compensation Insurance, which proposes rates each year for workers’ compensation insurers, made a filing Monday with Florida regulators that calls for an average 13.4 percent rate decrease starting in January.

Posted: August 31, 2018
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Fight for Fair Trade Continues

The fight for our domestic food supply and the Southeastern American Farmers is ignored in the renegotiation of NAFTA, placing our local and state farming industry on the endangered species list, again.

Updated: August 31, 2018 - 9:31 am
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Celebrating Labor Day

This Monday, September 3rd, we will celebrate the annual holiday of Labor Day. This holiday is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. These hard-working men and woman have brought about the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Updated: August 31, 2018 - 9:33 am
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Monday 08/27/2018
When will we see NAFTA 2.0

Negotiations between two of three countries represented in the 24-year old NAFTA agreement seems to be coming to a conclusion, as farmers and agriculture businesses throughout South Dade continue to anxiously await positive change.

Updated: August 27, 2018 - 11:22 am
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Friday 08/24/2018
On the Road with the Ag Patrol

After a recent article in the July 27 issue of the News Leader on agricultural theft in the South Dade, I decided to request permission to travel with the Ag Patrol Unit on a shift.

Posted: August 24, 2018
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Children's Trust-Fit2Lead launches employment opportunities for Miami-Dade's vulnerable youth

At a press conference aimed at combating poverty, juvenile delinquency and encouraging investment by local business back into the community, The Children’s Trust (TCT) presented a substantial grant check of $1.8 million to the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade to enhance the existing, year-round Fit2Lead Youth Development and Internship program for at-risk youth. It is the largest grant award in the history of the Parks Foundation.

Posted: August 24, 2018
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