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What success looks like

Success can be defined in a number of ways. If you look up the definition you will several that you may agree with; the accomplishment of one’s goals, the attainment of wealth, position, honors or achieving your goals. All of these definitions are correct—and none of them are. When it comes to success, there isn’t a set in stone definition because of two reasons.

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UF/IFAS researchers help launch olive industry in Florida

Florida farmers formed the Florida Olive Council 10 years ago to promote olive crops in the state. Currently, there are 300 acres of olive trees in the state managed by approximately 50 growers, said Florida Olive Council President Michael O’Hara Garcia.

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Concern by rural Texans about ‘mining’ water

The Texas legislature’s House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee held a hearing yesterday on the issue of water marketing, which frequently involves transferring water from rural communities to urban centers. Farmers and the ag industry representatives had to force themselves into being heard, suggested Judith McGeary, executive director of the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA).

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Company adding new precision irrigation offerings

Hortau, a provider of precision irrigation management systems and services since 2002, has secured $10 million in financing to fuel company growth and broaden its service offering to new areas of North America.

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Welcome rains may be a challenge to almond production

Storms that have been rolling in off the Pacific, helping to fill reservoirs and recharge groundwater, may be a challenge for almond growers should they coincide with the upcoming almond pollination season. The almond bloom is expected to be "normal to a little ahead of normal," says Bob Curtis, director, Agricultural Affairs, Almond Board of California, increasing the risk of unfavorable weather conditions just when bee activity is necessary to pollinate this year's crop.

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