Florida oyster farm may be start of new industry
Under a brilliant blue sky, a wet-suit-clad Clay Lovel drops down into waist-deep water, groping in the cloudy jade brine.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Customer Interaction Solutions
Boynton Beach telemarketers fined thousands for Do Not Call violations
Florida is investigating a Boynton Beach company, Tailbone Security, that Mississippi already has fined $420,000 for violating its state law that protects residents from unwanted telemarketing calls.
Economist Joins Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:...
Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced today the appointment of Sergio Alvarez as the department's new Chief Economist.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Sunshine State News
Florida Republicans Go to Bat for Immigration Reform
On Monday, Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies , a group with ties to Republican super-PAC American Crossroads, unveiled a major advertising campaign to support immigration reform in Congress which features prominent Florida Republicans.
The Orlando Sentinel
Front & Center: Putnam: Water is state's top issue
Republican Adam Putnam was already a political veteran when he was elected Florida's agriculture commissioner in 2010.
State, local programs fight childhood hunger during the summer
Youngsters who rely on school-provided lunches for a hot meal during the day won't go hungry just because the school year is over.
Thu Jun 06, 2013
Boca News Now
Timeshare Scams: Feds Cracking Down On Local Con Artists
The Federal Trade Commission and other agencies are continuing to keep a watchful eye on companies that claim to resell timeshares - often on behalf of owners in Palm Beach County.
Wed Jun 05, 2013
Funding advances greening battle
As the short-term impact of the huanglongbing disease - better known as greening - that has devastated Florida's citrus industry continues to worsen, $17 million in emergency research funding from both the federal and state governments is being invested to find a solution to the crisis.
Tue Jun 04, 2013
Office Depot selling Latin American venture for $690M
Boca Raton-based Office Depot said today they were selling their 50 percent stake in a Latin American joint venture to partner Grupo Gigante for about $690 million.
The Florida Times-Union
Florida Morning: Joe Garcia defends staffer - Obama appointee's...
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Mon Jun 03, 2013
The Orlando Sentinel
No longer a threat to Rick Scott, Putnam touting problems with citrus, water supplies
TALLAHASSEE After quietly starting the gears for his re-election bid next year, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is turning his attention to a handful of major farming and conservation problems confronting the state.
Sat Jun 01, 2013
Commissioner Adam Putnam: In Case You Missed It
Agricultural disasters come in many forms - hurricanes and other weather events, food safety scares or scandal that colors the reputation of a commodity or brand - but most share two characteristics: They arrive suddenly and unexpectedly.
Wed May 29, 2013
Chronicle of the Horse
Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam Meets With Palm Beach Horse Park Development Team
Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner of Agriculture for the State of Florida, visited Wellington on Tuesday, May 21, to meet with the Palm Beach Horse Park development team to discuss plans for the proposed equestrian facility.
Wed May 22, 2013
The Tallahassee O
Florida No. 1 In Barring Ex-prisoners From Voting
Florida leads the nation by a wide margin in the number of felons who have served their sentences but cannot vote.