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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Florida Farmers Brace for Cold Weather

Dan Cattle, Citrus, Field Crops, Florida, Fruits, Industry News Release, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, Vegetables, Weather

Florida farmers were preparing Thursday for continuing cold weather, with temperatures expected to drop into the 30s overnight as far south as Fort Myers and Homestead. Many of Florida’s crops cannot handle freezing temperatures for long periods. Citrus and strawberry farmers are preparing harvests ahead of time, often running irrigation systems to create small layers of ice over the fruit …

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Florida Farmers to Visit Elected Officials in Washington

Dan Florida, Industry News Release

Florida farmers, ranchers and small business owners will speak up for agriculture when they visit with the Florida Congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., May 23-25. More than 80 Farm Bureau members from across the Sunshine State will travel to the nation’s capital to discuss various federal policies that affect agriculture and rural land. The agenda includes a series of informal …