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Ag Commissioner Candidates Eye Disaster Plans

Dan Florida, Industry News Release

After farmers and ranchers sustained heavy damage in Hurricane Irma, candidates for state agriculture commissioner are offering a variety of approaches to make Florida’s food chain more resilient before future natural disasters. Sen. Denise Grimsley, R-Sebring, wants the state to expand on a temporary relief package for farmers that the Legislature rolled out after Hurricane Irma. Rep. Matt Caldwell, R-North …

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Five Questions for Republicans Running for Florida Agriculture Commissioner: Part 5

Dan Florida

The three Republican candidates for Florida Agriculture Commissioner presented their views to approximately 200 attendees at a recent Candidate Summit Luncheon near Orlando. Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate organized and hosted the event in conjunction with its  10th annual Lay of the Land Conference, which draws a strong agricultural following. This is the fifth part in a Q&A series of …

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Five Questions for Republicans Running for Florida Agriculture Commissioner: Part 4

Dan Florida

The three Republican candidates for Florida Agriculture Commissioner presented their views to approximately 200 attendees at a recent Candidate Summit Luncheon near Orlando. Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate organized and hosted the event in conjunction with its  10th annual Lay of the Land Conference, which draws a strong agricultural following. This is the fourth part in a Q&A series of …

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Five Questions for Republicans Running for Florida Agriculture Commissioner: Part 2

Dan Florida

The three Republican candidates for Florida Agriculture Commissioner presented their views to approximately 200 attendees at a recent Candidate Summit Luncheon near Orlando. Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate organized and hosted the event in conjunction with its  10th annual Lay of the Land Conference, which draws a strong agricultural following. This is the second part in a Q&A series of …

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Five Questions for Republicans Running for Florida Agriculture Commissioner: Part 1

Dan Florida

The three Republican candidates for Florida Agriculture Commissioner presented their views to approximately 200 attendees at a recent Candidate Summit Luncheon near Orlando. Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate organized and hosted the event in conjunction with its  10th annual Lay of the Land Conference, which draws a strong agricultural following. This is the first part in a Q&A series of …

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AgNet Media: Five Questions for Republicans Running for Florida Agriculture Commissioner

Dan Florida

The three Republican candidates for Florida Agriculture Commissioner presented their views to approximately 200 attendees at a recent Candidate Summit Luncheon near Orlando. Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate organized and hosted the event in conjunction with its  10th annual Lay of the Land Conference, which draws a strong agricultural following. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam attended as a candidate …

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Help for Florida Farmers Advancing in Senate

Dan Cattle, Citrus, Field Crops, Florida, Industry News Release, Legislative, Livestock

Farmers and other parts of Florida’s agriculture industry could receive about $75 million in post-Hurricane Irma assistance from the state next year under a measure moving forward in the Senate. The Senate Finance and Tax Appropriations Subcommittee on Tuesday unanimously backed the proposal (SB 1608) by Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Denise Grimsley, R-Sebring. The proposal, in part, would reduce property assessments …

Rep. Matt Caldwell, R-Lehigh Acres, debates on the House floor Jan. 14, 2016

Caldwell to Run for Agriculture Commissioner

Dan Florida, Industry News Release

by Jim Saunders, News Service of Florida Setting up a primary battle against fellow lawmaker Denise Grimsley, state Rep. Matt Caldwell announced Monday he will run for agriculture commissioner next year. The announcement was not a surprise: Caldwell, R-North Fort Myers, has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in recent months for a political committee that could play an important …