Ratatouille

Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight: FRESH! Recipe – FL Ratatouille

Dan FL Commissioner Report, Florida

On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam is joined by Executive Chef Justin Timineri shares his latest recipe video, a Florida twist on a traditional French dish: Florida Ratatouille. You can follow Florida Commissioner Adam Putnam on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Discover more by visiting FreshFromFlorida.com.

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Commissioner Putnam Announces Winners of Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award

Dan Florida, Industry News Release

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced the recipients of the Commissioner’s Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award, which recognizes the environmentally innovative farming techniques of Florida’s farmers and ranchers. This year’s recipients are Brad and Meghan Austin and Dale and Cindy Eade of Cindale Farms in Marianna; Greg Davis of Speedling Incorporated in Ruskin; and Brittany Lee of Florida Blue Farms, …

Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight: Rural Farmlands

Dan Environment, FL Commissioner Report, Florida

On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam speaks on the importance of Florida’s farming families, and the efforts to preserve Florida’s rural family lands and conserve our natural resources. The Rural and Family Lands Protection Program is an agricultural land preservation program designed to protect important agricultural lands through the acquisition of permanent agricultural land conservation easements. View …

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Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight: October is Farm-to-School Month

Dan Education, FL Commissioner Report, Florida

On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam speaks on the importance of healthy school lunches and the role Florida’s farmers play in providing fresh, wholesome food to local schools.   You can follow Florida Commissioner Adam Putnam on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Discover more by visiting FreshFromFlorida.com.

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Putnam Comments After USDA Issues Disaster Declaration for 19 Florida Counties

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Weather

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a natural disaster declaration for 19 Florida counties due to agricultural damage caused by Hurricane Irma: “I thank U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for taking action to support Florida’s farmers and ranchers still picking up the pieces from Hurricane Irma. Our …

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Putnam Speaks to Florida Congressional Delegation in Washington, D.C.

Dan Citrus, Field Crops, Florida, Fruits, Industry News Release, Sugar, Vegetables

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam joined Governor Rick Scott to discuss the recent agricultural damage caused by Hurricane Irma and to request federal assistance. The following are excerpts from his remarks: “The Florida delegation has a long history of coming together in the aftermath of these types of disasters and bringing the full weight of the third largest …

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Putnam Supports 2017 National Trade Policy Agenda

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Trade

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam sent a letter to the House Committee on Ways and Means, voicing his support of the 2017 National Trade Policy Agenda. This agenda will help create a more even playing field for America’s farmers, ranchers and businesses. The following is an excerpt from the letter: “I applaud the Trump Administration’s National Trade Policy …

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Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight: FRESH! Recipe – Shrimp and Sweet Pepper Stir-Fry

Dan FL Commissioner Report, Florida

On this week’s Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam is joined by Executive Chef Justin Timineri to talk about a fresh new seafood stir-fry recipe using ingredients Fresh From Florida.   FRESH! Recipe – Florida Gulf Shrimp and Sweet Pepper Stir-Fry Ingredients: 1 pound Florida shrimp, peeled and deveined3 Florida bell peppers, assorted colors, sliced1 tablespoon Florida …

national watermelon

Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight: FRESH! Recipe – Balsamic Watermelon

Dan FL Commissioner Report, Florida, Fruits

On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam is joined by Executive Chef Justin Timineri to talk about a tasty new way to enjoy watermelon, Fresh From Florida! Ingredients: Watermelon Slices 6-12 slices of fresh Florida watermelon 4-6 ounces feta cheese, crumbled Mint Oil 1/2 cup olive oil 20-25 fresh mint leaves 2 tablespoons fresh parsley Sea …