Florida Remains First in Manufacturing
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A new algorithm is set to further bolster the credibility of the Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN), a system that farmers count on for such data as temperature, humidity, wind and rain.
Among other improvements, the technology will send an email to FAWN technicians, letting them know when readings are out of a normal range, said Rick Lusher, director of the UF/IFAS-run system. It will also review historical meteorological data in a matter of minutes – rather than days – to check if readings are outside normal parameters.
Riverview Apiaries owner Jake Mitchem knows well the benefits of selling his local honey at farmers markets.
Mitchem is a regular vendor at the Brownwood Farmers Market and also participated in the Lady Lake Farmers and Crafts Market and the Fruitland Park Farmers Market…
Florida added the third-highest number of manufacturing jobs in the country since 2021, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Florida added about 37,000 manufacturing jobs between January 2021 and May 2023. Manufacturing jobs grew by 10% locally in the last five years.
The 2023 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday begins on Monday, July 24, 2023, and ends on Sunday, August 6, 2023. There will be a second Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday starting Monday, January 1, 2024, and ending on Sunday, January 14, 2024. During this period, certain items will not include a tax; for example, things like clothing, school supplies, learning aids, and personal computers will be included in the sales tax break. However, certain restrictions apply; for example, the computer must be under $1,500, or clothing pieces must be $100 or less to receive the tax. If you want more information on what qualifies for the tax, please click the link below.
2023 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday