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  • Rep. Roth Speaks Out About Educating the Public on Ag
    Florida Rep. Rick Roth is gearing up for his second legislative session. As a member of the Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee, as well as the Agriculture & Property Rights Subcommittee, Roth has been attending several committee meetings to prepare for the 2018 session, which is set to begin in January. One of his […]
  • Florida Agriculture Commissioner Putnam on Vegetable Hurricane Damage
    The Florida Senate Agriculture Committee met yesterday morning in Tallahassee to discuss hurricane damage. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam gave the opening remarks at the meeting, then held a press conference immediately afterward. In his comments, Putnam expressed his deep concern for all agricultural industries following Hurricane Irma and now Hurricane Nate. In what […]
  • Vegetable Growers Face Whitefly Challenges
    Southeastern vegetable growers face challenges due to whiteflies and the diseases they vector. Timothy Coolong, Extension vegetable specialist for the University of Georiga’s Tifton campus, said the whitefly pressure has been extremely high over the last year due to the mild Georgia winters. “The problem is the populations were so great this year that even […]

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  • Tell Senators Rubio and Nelson to Pursue Disaster Funding for Florida Agriculture!
    In response to the recent wave of hurricanes pummeling our shores, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a $36.5 billion disaster relief package last week. However, USDA-specific relief funding for Florida agriculture was NOT included! Hurricane Irma was the largest, most powerful hurricane recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, engulfing the entire state and leaving behind […]
  • Jonathan Brown Discusses Crop Forecast, Irma Damage
    Citrus grower Jonathan Brown of Bethel Farms in Arcadia reacts to the Oct. 12 initial U.S. Department of Agriculture citrus crop forecast of 54 million boxes of Florida oranges. He also discusses damage from Hurricane Irma. “I was a little bit impressed that it (the forecast) came out where it did,” Brown says. “I was […]
  • Florida Senate Agriculture Committee Hears About Citrus Damage
    Citrus was a hot topic Thursday morning during the Florida Senate Agriculture Committee meeting in Tallahassee to discuss hurricane damage to Florida agriculture. Led by Chairperson Denise Grimsley, the committee heard from two sets of panelists as they explained the damage in their respective industries. The Florida Department of Citrus was represented by citrus grower […]