On October 1, 2023, we will launch our annual Peanut Butter Challenge and we are determined to amplify our support for our local food pantries here in Okeechobee. This year, our goal is to exceed the generosity of our previous year’s campaigns ... READ MORE
January is the start of a new year and the time when people begin to make resolutions. Each year thousands of people make the resolution to lose weight and you begin to see gyms packed with people vowing to achieve their goal. As the days go ... READ MORE
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a condition in which the body has difficulty making or using insulin. Insulin is a hormone that controls the amount of glucose (sugar) in our blood. When a person has diabetes, the body makes no insulin, too ... READ MORE
Robocalls – those annoying unsolicited calls to your home phone or your mobile phone where you hear some cryptic recorded message designed to keep you on the line or make you call a number for more information. As someone who is registered ... READ MORE
I saw a meme the other day on social media that seemed to say that someone was glad they were nearly broke because at least they wouldn't be a victim of identify theft. It was all I could do to refrain from commenting with all the reasons why ... READ MORE
Dairy producers are constantly striving to improve the quality of milk they produce. Higher quality milk can mean a price premium and longer shelf life for dairy products. Milk quality continues to improve because of advances in equipment, ... READ MORE
Hurricanes are always are threat to Florida each fall. Most Floridians have some experience with hurricanes, but very few of us are truly prepared for a direct hit by a really strong storm. Livestock producers have learned some hard lessons ... READ MORE
Who is the regulation agency: Food and Drug Administration
Who does this affect: Producers, Veterinarians, Feed Vendors and Show Exhibitors
What is it: The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) controls the use of medicated feeds.
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At the grocery store you will see different beef labels, like “Grass Fed”, “Grain Finished,” “All Natural,” or “Organic”. There are certain qualifications the animal must meet to receive one of these labels. The United States ... READ MORE
You, as the consumer, may be overwhelmed by your choices when you approach the meat counter at our local grocery stores. No matter what you are looking for, there is a delicious and nutritious option that will meet all your expectations.
Let’s ... READ MORE