Family Farm Recognized for Environmental Leadership

Dan Florida, Industry News Release

Lykes Bros., Inc., was honored for their environmental stewardship with a County Alliance for Responsible Environmental Stewardship (CARES) award on October 18. Lykes Bros. Inc., has grown a 500-acre Brooksville farm to more than 610,000 acres in Florida and Texas. Lykes Bros. Inc., has been a leader in agribusiness for more than a hundred years and fully invests in responsible …

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Levy County Forester Named Florida Farmer of the Year

Dan Florida, Forestry, Industry News Release

Lynetta Usher Griner has received a prestigious honor for her business success and her contributions to her community. Earlier this month a panel of judges selected Griner as the 2018 Florida Farmer of the Year. Officially titled the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Ag Expo Florida Farmer of the Year, the award recognizes outstanding agriculturists in each of the 10 states in the Southeast. …

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Florida Farmers Discuss Labor Reform with Lawmakers

Dan Florida, Legislative

Folks involved in Florida agriculture have been in Washington D.C. this week discussing various issues with their Congressional delegation. Florida Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Field to the Hill fly-in event has given them a chance to talk about many issues, including labor reform. Southeast AgNet’s Abbey Taylor, who also made the trip to Washington D.C., talked with citrus grower and …

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Florida Farmers Visit Capitol Hill

Dan Florida, Legislative

Florida farmers, ranchers and small business owners are visiting with their Congressional delegation in Washington, D.C. this week during Florida Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Field to the Hill fly-in event. One of those attending is vegetable producer and member of the Florida Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers, Tony Kalogridis. Southeast AgNet’s Abbey Taylor talked with him about some of …

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FFBF Provides Hurricane Damage Tax Rebates Webpage

Dan Florida

At the end of the 2018 Florida Legislative Session last month, the House and Senate passed a tax package that provides relief for farmers and property owners impacted by Hurricane Irma. Then less than two weeks later, Governor Rick Scott signed the tax-cut package, HB 7087, which authorizes many things. It offers tax breaks on agricultural fencing materials purchased for …