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Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight: 2018 Hurricane Season

Dan FL Commissioner Report, Florida, Weather

On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam speaks on the importance of being prepared for this year’s hurricane season. 2018 Hurricane Season For additional information about severe weather in Florida visit FloridaDisaster.org You can follow Florida Commissioner Adam Putnam on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Discover more by visiting FreshFromFlorida.com.

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Putnam Comments on Updated Citrus Crop Forecast, Disaster Assistance

Dan Citrus, Industry News Release

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its monthly citrus crop forecast for the 2017-2018 season: “This citrus crop forecast is another reminder of the continued struggles of Florida’s iconic citrus industry since Hurricane Irma inflicted unprecedented damage last year. But thanks to the collaborative efforts of the United …

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Scott, Cabinet Eye Land Conservation Projects

Dan Environment, Florida

Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet are expected next month to consider whether to spend nearly $11 million to help limit future development on four ranches and farms in four counties. The proposals would add 8,388 acres to the Rural and Family Lands Protection Program, which through the use of “conservation easements” restricts future development but allows owners to …

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Putnam Comments on USDA’s Disaster Aid Implementation

Dan Citrus, Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, Industry News Release

Following U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s announcement today that the USDA will begin implementing disaster payments of up to $2.36 billion in response to 2017 hurricanes and wildfires, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam issued the following statement: “Florida agriculture took a direct hit from Hurricane Irma and has long-awaited this much-needed disaster relief. I thank Secretary …

Putnam Backs Trump on Revamping NAFTA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam sent a letter Thursday to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer that backed President Donald Trump’s push for a “more equitable North American Free Trade Agreement” with Canada and Mexico. “As you are aware, producers of perishable and seasonal agricultural products in Florida and other regions have been decimated by unfair trading practices resulting in a …

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Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight: State Forests

Dan FL Commissioner Report, Florida, Forestry

On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam speaks on the recreational opportunities of Florida’s State Forests. Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight: State Forests For a complete list of Florida State Forests, and more information of each one, click the map below. You can follow Florida Commissioner Adam Putnam on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Discover more by visiting FreshFromFlorida.com. …