Florida Representative Goodson on Legislative Session

Dan Legislative

The 2018 Florida Legislative Session officially got underway this week, and all of agriculture will be watching various issues as the session unfolds. Representative Tom Goodson from Merritt Island, who represents Florida House District 51, is Chair of the House Agriculture and Property Rights Subcommittee. He had these comments about this year’s session. Florida Representative Goodman on Legislative Session Image: …


NFU President Johnson: Tax Reform Hurts Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

The recent tax reform package will hurt farm bill negotiations, according to National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson. He says President Trump’s tax package will affect farmers in two ways. Tax Citing PAYGO – a budget rule requiring that tax cuts as well as increases in entitlement and other mandatory spending must be covered by tax increases or cuts …


USDA Wants Farmer Input on Government Regulations

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Trade

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue spoke to the crowd at the American Farm Bureau’s annual convention on Monday, just ahead of President Trump. According to a DTN article, Perdue told the crowd that the administration will soon present what it wants to see in the new farm bill. Although Congress actually writes the farm bill, the administration will present some …


AFBF Turns Attention to Farm Bill for 2018

Dan Farm Bill, Legislative

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and all of agriculture will turn its attention to the farm bill this year, but there are other policy issues needing attention, according to AFBF public policy executive director Dale Moore. Policy Speaking at the 99th Annual American Farm Bureau Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, Moore says the farm bill will top the list, more so …

Florida Citrus Mutual Sets Goals for Florida Legislative Session

Abbey Taylor Citrus, Legislative

The Florida legislative session begins today in Tallahassee. Many agricultural leaders are getting ready to make a trip to the state capitol to speak to legislators about their needs. On the citrus side, Florida Citrus Mutual has set several goals to aid an industry with devastating challenges. Andrew Meadows, director of communications for Florida Citrus Mutual, says the issues on …