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Florida Cattlemen Hold Legislative Quarterly

Dan Cattle, Florida, Legislative

This week the Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) held their annual Legislative Quarterly in Tallahassee, which included their Boots on the Hill event. FCA Director of Governmental Affairs, Sam Ard, says they had really good feedback from the legislators they met with. He also discusses the new report from the University of Florida/IFAS showing just how important beef and dairy production have become to …

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Florida Cattlemen and Farm Bureau to Visit Tallahassee

Dan Florida, Legislative

The 2019 Florida legislative session kicks off Tuesday, March 5, in Tallahassee. Next week, Florida Farm Bureau Federation members from across the state will be in town for their annual Farm Bureau Legislative Days. March 6 will be a full day of events, including the Legislative Briefing Breakfast, meetings with state lawmakers and the Taste of Florida Agriculture Reception that …

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Farm Bureau Gears Up to Fight for Florida Ag

Dan Florida, Legislative

The Florida legislative session begins next week, and Florida Farm Bureau (FFB) is ready for a busy session. Adam Basford, FFB legislative affairs director, is gearing up to fight for Florida agriculture. Every year, FFB has multiple priorities to bring to legislators. For this session, one of the biggest focus points will be on the damage caused by Hurricane Michael, …

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10 Big Issues to Watch During the 2019 Florida Legislative Session

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Legislative

Florida lawmakers will gather March 5 in the House chamber to hear Gov. Ron DeSantis give his first State of the State address, the traditional start of the 60-day legislative session. Led by Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, and House Speaker Jose Oliva, R-Miami Lakes, lawmakers this year will deal with myriad issues, ranging from passing a state budget to …

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Florida Cattlemen Preparing for Legislative Session

Dan Cattle, Florida, Legislative

The Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) is preparing for the 2019 Florida legislative session that begins next week in Tallahassee. Sam Ard, FCA director of governmental affairs, says the association’s theme this year is “hurricane relief and holding on to what we have.” Ard invites cattle producers across the state to join the Florida Cattlemen’s Association for its annual Boots on the …

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Tax Breaks Approved for Florida Farmers

Dan Economy, Florida, Legislative

In a rare Sunday conclusion to the legislative session, the Florida House and Senate approved a tax package that provides relief for farmers impacted by Hurricane Irma, while also offering sales-tax breaks at the start of the school year and hurricane season. According to a story from the News Service of Florida, Senate Finance and Tax Appropriations Chairwoman Kelli Stargel …

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Farmers, Back-to-School Shoppers to Get Tax Breaks

Dan Florida, Legislative

A tax package that provides relief for farmers and property owners impacted by Hurricane Irma, while offering sales-tax breaks at the start of the school year and hurricane season, was approved by the House and Senate in a rare Sunday conclusion to the legislative session. Gov. Rick Scott’s office didn’t indicate Sunday if he would sign the package, which totals …