State inspectors find problems at Burnham Dairy were storm-related

OKEECHOBEE — Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services inspectors have reported that the alleged animal welfare abuses referenced in a complaint from the Animal Recovery Mission (ARM) were connected to Hurricane Irma, and that the deficiencies had been addressed by the dairy owners even before FDACS received the complaint. ARM reportedly had an undercover […]

LOWP plan could cut harmful Lake Okeechobee releases to Treasure Coast estuaries

OKEECHOBEE — Why are ‘environmentalists’ ignoring the importance of storage and treatment north of Lake Okeechobee? I have been writing about Kissimmee River, Lake Okeechobee and Everglades water quality issues for 30 years. For at least that many years, scientists have known the phosphorus levels going into the lake are too high. Unfortunately, in the […]