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Florida Farm Bureau Invites Members to Tallahassee

Florida Farm Bureau Invites Members for Legislative Days

Adam Basford

Adam Basford

The 2017 Florida legislative session kicks off Tuesday, and Florida Farm Bureau members are encouraged to be in Tallahassee for Legislative Days. Adam Basford says it’s a chance for Bureau members to Read the rest of this entry »

Alabama Legislators Discuss Bills of Interest to Agriculture

Alabama Agribusiness CouncilThis week during the 2017 Alabama Legislative Session, there were discussions on three bills of interest to agriculture and rural areas of the state. Alabama Agribusiness Council’s Executive Director Leigha Cauthen has the details.


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Have Your Voice Heard at the Florida Farm Bureau Legislative Days

fl-capitolThe Florida Farm Bureau is hosting its annual Legislative Days in Tallahassee. The bureau’s director of state legislative affairs, Adam Basford, is gearing up for the event and discussed the importance of attendance.

The Florida Farm Bureau’s Legislative Days allows members and stakeholders in the agriculture industry to speak with their elected officials about Florida agriculture and issues concerning the industry. The event also includes a reception that highlights Florida products.
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The Trump Administration and the Migrant Workforce

Fritz Roka – Photo courtesy of UF/IFAS.

President Trump has been very clear about his stance on illegal immigration. America has already seen efforts to reform immigration policies. However, alterations to immigration policy could bring significant changes to the migrant workforce in the agriculture industry. Fritz Roka, an associate professor at the University of Florida’s Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, spoke with AgNet Media about the potential future of the migrant workforce in the American agriculture industry.
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Negron Tries to Bolster Case for Water Proposal

By JIM TURNER
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA
water florida rubio Apalachicola bayTHE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, March 2, 2017……… It is “highly unlikely” Florida will get federal officials to turn over control of water releases from Lake Okeechobee, and the state will not get repaid if it advances money to fix the lake’s Herbert Hoover Dike, Senate President Joe Negron advised senators on Thursday.
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Grimsley on Running for Florida Ag Commissioner

Florida Sen. Denise Grimsley

Florida Sen. Denise Grimsley (R-District 26)

Denise Grimsley, who represents District 26 in the Florida State Senate, announced a few weeks ago that she will run for Florida agriculture commissioner in 2018. During an event this week, she told Southeast AgNet she looks forward to meeting folks across the state.


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2017 National Ag Day Celebrated During Legislative Days

A celebration of National Ag Day

Florida Farm Bureau members, volunteers and staff gather in Tallahassee to speak with local lawmakers during Legislative Days.

As part of their celebration of National Agriculture Day, Florida Farm Bureau members will hold a Taste of Agriculture reception on March 8 during their Legislative Days at the state capital. Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia Cattlemen Holding Legislative Steak Biscuit Day

Legislative Steak Biscuit Day

Will Bentley

With the Georgia legislative session well underway, it’s time once again for the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association (GCA) Legislative Steak Biscuit Day. GCA Executive Vice President Will Bentley hopes producers from across the state will take part in this big event.


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University of Florida/IFAS Hoping for Good Legislative Session

uf-ifas-logoThe 2017 Florida Legislative Session is set to start next week, and many in agriculture are gearing up for the annual event. One of those is Mary Ann Hooks, lobbyist for the University of Florida/IFAS. She looks ahead at what they are expecting during this year’s session. Read the rest of this entry »

Solar Panel Bill Passes Georgia House

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A bill concerning the installation of solar panels to help agricultural producers passed the Georgia House this week. And as Georgia Agribusiness Council’s Bryan Tolar explains, it’s a bill that now moves on to the Senate. Read the rest of this entry »

Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture Watching Legislative Session

McMillan

McMillan

While the 2017 Alabama legislative session continues, many eyes are watching what lawmakers are discussing. One of those watching that action is Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan. Read the rest of this entry »

Agriculture Concerned with Florida Senate Bill 10

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With the Florida legislative session set to start March 7, various bills have already been introduced, and one of those is Senate Bill 10. Ernie Barnett, executive director of the Florida Land Council, explains the Council’s concerns with this bill. Read the rest of this entry »

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