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Friday, March 06, 2009

Growing Concern for Florida Farms

Published March 2009 - Senior Times Magazine
According to the C.A.R.E.S. Web site, the program recognizes producers who use Best Management Practices, or BMPs, which conserve Florida's natural resources and protect the land with the use of environmentally safe farming practices. The C.A.R.E.S. program began in the Suwannee River area, but has spread to farms in the Santa Fe and Indian rivers' basins. With help from the Florida Department of Agricultural, other public agricultural associations, individual farmers and local communities, the program can definitely make an impact on environmental protection and awareness, Walmsley said.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Maybe the best management practices should include a new type of crop.

Try electrical power generation with alternative energy that uses no water or fertilizer. Gilchrist county could try to follow Alachua countys example so that Gilchrist county could become an energy exporter.

There is plenty of low, marshy or otherwise marginal land that could be used for power generation.