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Southern Crop

Are There Bright Futures in Solar Farming?

If you are a landowner with a sizable tract in a rural area near a main power transmission line, you might be in a good spot to consider opportunities as Florida’s utility companies continue to expand their solar power capacity.

 

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Reliable Rural Broadband: A Near-Future Reality or All Talk?

There’s a high likelihood you are reading this story from a DSL internet connection somewhere in rural America. And if you’re like the nearly 47 million households in the U.S. that don’t have access to broadband-speed internet, you already know that slow internet is more than just an inconvenience. It’s[…]

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