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July 4th Cookouts Costing About the Same

Dan Beef, Dairy, Economy, Fruits, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry, Vegetables

(AFBF) — A cookout of Americans’ favorite foods for July 4th, including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and watermelon, will cost just a few cents more this year, coming in at less than $6 per person, says the American Farm Bureau Federation. Farm Bureau’s informal survey reveals the average cost of a summer cookout …

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Celebrating National Fruitcake Day

Dan Fruits, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom gives us a bit of history about a delicious, fruity holiday treat that’s been enjoyed for thousands of years.   That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Across the United States, fruitcake lovers young and old observe National Fruitcake Day every year on this day.  Made with chopped candied or dried fruit, nuts and spices and sometimes soaked …

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Foods with Anti-Inflammatory Benefits

Dan Fruits, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Cathy Isom continues her series on healthy foods by giving us the best foods with anti-inflammatory benefits. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Foods with Anti-Inflammatory Benefits Now that we’ve learned a recent Swedish study concluded increasing our fruit and veggie intake can lead to longer, healthier lives, it’s important to know which foods to include in our …

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A Little Fruit Packing a Healthy Punch

Dan General

Cathy Isom tells us about the little fruit that packs quite the healthy punch for our bodies. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. A Little Fruit Packing a Healthy Punch Both dark and sweet cherries offer a large amount of sweet flavor, antioxidants and are a good source of fiber.  They’re also a healthier choice of sugar than refined …

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Florida Ag Expo is Wednesday

Dan Florida, Fruits, Vegetables

The 2017 Florida Ag Expo, a can’t-miss opportunity for growers and consultants looking to maximize profitability in fruit and vegetable production, will be held Wednesday in Balm. And Dr. Jack Payne, University of Florida senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, says they have a great lineup for those who attend.

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Jack O’ Lanterns Made With Fruit

Dan Fruits, This Land of Ours

Everyone carves a pumpkin into a Jack O’ Lantern for Halloween, but, have you thought about carving some fruit. Cathy Isom gives you ideas about some great fruits you can use to make Halloween Jack O’ Lanterns. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.   Sure, nothing screams Halloween more than the biggest, plumpest, perfectly carved pumpkin with a happy, …