Florida citrus growers have battled pests and diseases for the last 20 years, losing 500,000 acres of groves and a billion dollars in annual revenues in the process.
Now some are turning to new ways to make use of what was historically Florida citrus land. Bamboo is one of the most promising.
Mixon Farms in Brandenton has the state’s first commercial bamboo plantation up and running, promising returns of as much as $35,000 an acre.
Plus, turns out, it’s just really, really cool hanging out in a bamboo grove, in more ways than one…
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