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Gloomy outlook seen for stalled Florida real estate market

Published: Jan 27th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Uncertainty continues to plague Florida’s bleak real estate outlook in the latest University of Florida quarterly survey, with fears that stagnant financial markets, rising unemployment and another round of foreclosures could make things worse in 2010.

UF research finds that ‘killer’ bees haven’t stung U.S. honey production

Published: Jan 26th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In just a few years after Africanized honey bees were introduced to Brazil in 1956, the aggressive bees had dominated and ruined domestic hives throughout South and Central America. According to University of Florida research, however, the same story isn’t playing out in North America.

Florida consumer confidence rises to highest level in more than two years

Published: Jan 26th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence unexpectedly rose in January by five points to 74, possibly a sign of post-holiday relief, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF to dedicate 80,000-square-foot Emerging Pathogens Institute facility

Published: Jan 19th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Federal, state and University of Florida officials and scientists will gather Jan. 26 to dedicate the Sunshine State’s first research facility focused on new infectious diseases threatening plants, animals, people and food safety.

Old-time vegetables offer new opportunities to Florida farmers, UF experts say

Published: Jan 19th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Vegetables of yesteryear may offer Florida farmers a brighter tomorrow, say University of Florida experts who’ll be teaching a workshop on commercial production of trendy “heirloom” varieties this weekend.