GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence rose four points in January to 95, its highest level in six months, reflecting optimism about record-high employment, an upswing in the stock market and a pre-holiday dip in gas prices, University of Florida economists report.
Florida land boom: New UF survey shows Florida farmland values increased by 50 percent to 88 percent during past year
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Demand for land by developers, investors and speculators pushed the value of agricultural land to record levels in all regions of the state during the past year, according to a new University of Florida survey.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — School tuition vouchers are likely to survive in other states, despite the Florida Supreme Court’s decision last week to strike down the program for students attending failing schools, said a University of Florida economist.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s three-strikes law is a swing and a miss as a crime-fighting tool, finds a new University of Florida study about the legislation that imposes increasingly stiff mandatory jail terms for gun-wielding criminals.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When freezes threaten crops, growers rely on the Florida Automated Weather Network for accurate weather data to protect their crops. In addition to delivering weather data 24 hours daily, the University of Florida network helps farmers improve their irrigation efficiency and provides reliable climate predictions months in advance.