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Sunday 11/04/2018
Here’s how tax reform affects farmers

Many farmers and ranchers will benefit from tax law changes brought about by last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Here are some of those changes along with details about how they will affect farmers and their bottom line.

Updated: November 08, 2018 - 5:22 pm
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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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Friday 09/14/2018
Emergency Responders Learn by "Blowing Things Up"

What started with a long wait through the security checkpoint at the gate of Homestead Air Reserve Base turned into an “explosive” event. Clara Himel, the public informatin officer, led a caravan of reporters to a distant site set up for a demonstration and detonation of 15 different explosive devices.

Posted: September 14, 2018
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Friday 08/31/2018
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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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 08/10/2018
SOC South sponsers Fuerzas Commandos 2018 - a multi-national special ops competition in Panama

The best of the best soldiers from the military of 17 different countries in the American Hemisphere met again, this year in Panama.

Updated: August 14, 2018 - 11:33 am
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Friday 08/03/2018
President Trump Goes All in For DeSantis

In a boisterous political rally held in Florida’s largest media market, President Donald Trump on Tuesday thrust his outsized persona into the middle of Florida’s governor’s race, with a full-throated endorsement of U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis.

Posted: August 03, 2018
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Homestead Business Thrust into Controversy

Francisco, “Frank”, Gonzalez believes in hard work to achieve the American dream. The grease under his fingernails, the full bays of his auto shop, and a constant stream of customers make up his work days.

Updated: August 07, 2018 - 1:46 pm
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Friday 07/27/2018
Enhancing the Lives of Military Families

The Florida Defense Task Force meets with local community leaders

Updated: July 29, 2018 - 3:20 pm
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Friday 06/29/2018
Community Leaders, Interest Groups, and Private Citizens from across the country attend Protest March to the Children’s Immigration Facility

Editors Note:  SDNL writer Phil Marraccini reports his personal insight and opinion after attending the march to protest illegal migrant children being housed in Homestead.

Updated: June 29, 2018 - 10:33 am
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Thursday 06/21/2018
Curbelo co-sponsors Border Security and Immigration Reform Act

Florida Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL26), is leading a bipartisan effort that has pressured House Republican Leadership to come to the table for

Posted: June 21, 2018
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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 05/25/2018
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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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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Friday 04/13/2018
Hurricane NAFTA

Most hurricanes only last for a day or two, this one has been hitting South Dade for two decades.

Updated: April 13, 2018 - 10:01 am
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Friday 04/06/2018
Rubio Offers Hope to Farmers Hit by Irma

Federal disaster relief for farmers impacted by Hurricane Irma may be available “as early as next week,” according to U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.

Updated: April 13, 2018 - 9:59 am
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Friday 03/30/2018
Rubio Doing Right Thing for Farmers and the Everglades

   U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s office sent the News Leader a letter the Senator sent to the Army Corps of Engineers asking for their support in alleviating the persistent flooding effecting the farm fields near Everglades National Park (ENP).

Posted: March 30, 2018
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Friday 03/16/2018
You Gotta Love It

March Madness is back, with a few local favorites

Posted: March 16, 2018
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A Moving Tribute to a Fallen Soldier

72 years after his death, Johnnie Little, a Homestead boy killed in battle during World War II, is at last recognized with a gravestone.

Posted: February 16, 2018
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