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Friday 06/15/2018
Turkey Point Applies For License Renewal

With Florida Power and Light’s Turkey Point Units 3 and 4 entering their fourth decade of operation, FPL has applied to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) for a twenty-year License Renewal. The multi-step process requires approximately nine months of various reviews, one of which is an Environmental Scoping Meeting open for public comment. William F. Burton, Senior Project Manager in the Division of License Renewal and other NRC staff were at the Homestead City Hall, Thursday, May 31, 2018 to conduct an afternoon and evening meeting.

Posted: June 15, 2018
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Grow House Busted in the Redland

Nearly 1,700 lbs. of marijuana seized, street value just under $4 million

Updated: June 15, 2018 - 3:39 pm
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Saturday 06/09/2018
Guardians of the South Change Guard

Special Operations Command South held a change of command ceremony in its headquarter building in Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida, June 5, 2018.

Posted: June 09, 2018
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Friday 06/08/2018
Fruit Flies are Back

Last time they invaded their devastation was over $30 million to local growers.  State Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said this week that eradication efforts have started after three Oriental fruit flies were discovered in the Redland.

Updated: June 08, 2018 - 11:23 am
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Thursday 06/07/2018
ATTENTION Tropical Fruit Growers

Many of you may have already heard that three Oriental Fruit Flies were trapped in the agricultural area of Homestead. Up to now, there's no quarantine because all of them are males.

Posted: June 07, 2018
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Friday 06/01/2018
Ag Commissioner Candidates Take Aim at NAFTA

Florida’s next agriculture commissioner likely will back White House efforts to change the North American Free Trade Agreement as a way to help the state’s farmers.

Updated: June 02, 2018 - 11:23 am
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Two Men Shot Along Krome Avenue

Two men were taken by to area hospitals after they were shot in the Redland on Monday afternoon, according to police reports.

Posted: June 01, 2018
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Friday 05/25/2018
A Hidden Gem in the Redlands

   On a visit to Center State Bank, Princeton Branch, Customer Service Representative Norma Moreno told Patty and I about the Schoenstatt Mission, a little church with a gigantic history.

Posted: May 25, 2018
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Making Hisssssssssstory

Python Elimination Program reaches milestone in 15 months

Posted: May 25, 2018
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South Dade Farmers take their Voices to the Hill

   Dade County Farm Bureau board members Sal Finocchiaro and Kern Carpenter, along with Executive Director Jorge Abreu and Miami-Dade County Agricultural Manager Charles LaPradd traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet up with Florida Farm Bureau and other county Farm Bureau’s for the annual Field to the Hill.

Updated: May 25, 2018 - 10:30 am
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We Remember

This weekend, America celebrates Memorial Day.

Posted: May 25, 2018
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Rail Project Creates Division

    Members of Florida’s congressional delegation are split over bonds for the controversial Brightline passenger train service that expanded south to Miami last week.

Posted: May 25, 2018
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Friday 05/18/2018
South Dade Set for Spring Jamboree With a Number of Key Returners

   The South Dade Buccaneers are looking to finish spring football on a positive note.

Updated: May 21, 2018 - 11:18 am
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Happily Ever After

A royal wedding celebration
© Paul Marcellini

Updated: May 18, 2018 - 4:26 pm
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Friday 05/11/2018
Farm Share to “Stamp Out Hunger”

Farm Share, a non-profit whose aim is that no one will go hungry and food will not go to waste, is asking Florida’s support on Saturday, May 12th to join the nation’s largest domestic hunger – relief operation – the National Association of Letter Carriers annual campaign, STAMP OUT HUNGER food drive.

Updated: May 11, 2018 - 9:52 am
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Exotic Fruit Farms are Doing Well in South Dade

   I recently spoke with Peter Leifermann of Brooks Tropicals to discuss the expansion of the exotic fruit market throughout the South Dade agriculture community.

Posted: May 11, 2018
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Thursday 05/10/2018
Levine Cava secures $1.6 million for Rebirth of Redland Farm Life Center

   On May 1, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners unanimously supported Commissioner Levine Cava’s legislation allocating $1.6 million for the rebirth of the Redland Farm Life School. The 102-year-old building will now be transformed into the Redland Farm Life Center, bringing more economic development to South Dade.

Updated: May 11, 2018 - 9:53 am
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County Taxes Increased 90% for some Ag Properties

   In 2017 the office of Miami-Dade property appraiser, Pedro J. Garcia, changed the formula used to determine the taxable land use rate for ag classified lands.

Updated: May 11, 2018 - 9:55 am
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Tuesday 05/08/2018
Unique Wild Pig Makes Debut

A four year old male Babirusa named “Watson” (left) has made his exhibit debut at Zoo Miami! Watson is on loan from the Bronx Zoo in New York. The Babirusa is found on Sulawesi and other small islands in Indonesia. It is distinguished by the upper canines of the male that actually erupt through the top of the face and can look more like antlers than tusks. Males can exceed 200 poundst hough the majority of their diet consists of roots, leaves, and fruits. They have the unique ability to stand on their hind feet to reach low hanging food.

Posted: May 08, 2018
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Friday 05/04/2018
Two New Babies Arrive at Zoo Miami

    Over the past week, two new babies made their exhibit debuts under the watchful eyes of their mothers and the rest of their corresponding herds.

Posted: May 04, 2018
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