Latest Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Stories

2011-01-05 09:58:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Start the new year with a plan to take your agricultural products international. The Southern U.S. Trade Association (SUSTA) and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services can show you how. SUSTA is a non-profit organization that helps small companies in the southern U.S. promote products overseas. To lessen the risks of international marketing, SUSTA offers a range of services to producers, manufacturers and...

2008-10-26 15:15:00

Scales used to weigh travelers' luggage at South Florida airports are frequently inaccurate, records show. A South Florida Sun-Sentinel analysis of government inspection records for nearly 2,000 airport baggage scales indicated more than 25 percent of them failed accuracy tests between 2005 and mid-2008. The newspaper said the results show consumers could be unnecessarily paying penalties charged by some airlines for overweight bags. The records showed Palm Beach International Airport had...

2008-07-03 12:00:31

By Sandra Pedicini, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jul. 3--The Little Big Econ State Forest in east Seminole County was named after one of its best-known features: the Econlockhatchee River. But as of Tuesday, the park has a new namesake: Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson. State Sen. Carey Baker of Eustis got the change into a bill honoring people around the state by naming things -- generally roads -- after them. Baker said Division of Forestry officials suggested renaming...

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