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Governor Ron DeSantis Awards First Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan for Agricultural Producers Following Hurricane Michael

Dan Economy, Florida, Industry News Release

(TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Office of Governor): Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Department of Economic Opportunity has awarded the first Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan for agricultural producers following Hurricane Michael to John P. Jordan Farm in Bascom, Florida. The Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan was activated to provide relief to Florida farmers whose crops were damaged by the storm. “Hurricane …

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Reflecting on Hurricane Michael and UF/IFAS Extension’s Role in Recovery

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Weather

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (UF/IFAS) — As each June brings a new hurricane season, the people of Florida begin to ready themselves for any storm that may target the state’s shorelines. Fresh in the minds of many this year, though, is Hurricane Michael, which struck the Panhandle with category 5 strength eight months ago and left many in recovery mode. This includes …

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Georgia Ag Commissioner on Disaster Relief

Dan Economy, Georgia

When U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was in Doerun, Georgia last Friday to discuss the recent signing of disaster relief funding, he was joined by various folks including Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black. The discussion included the next steps for Georgians impacted by Hurricane Michael, and Black told Southeast AgNet’s Gary Cooper the hard work begins now.

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Senator David Perdue Holds Disaster Relief Roundtable With Georgia Farmers

Dan Economy, Georgia, Industry News Release

Joins Secretary Perdue, Governor Kemp & More Than 150 Farmers & Agriculture Industry Leaders To Discuss Next Steps U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Governor Brian Kemp, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black, U.S. Representatives Sanford Bishop (D-GA-02) and Austin Scott (R-GA-08), and more than 150 farmers for a roundtable at Davis Family Farms …

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Georgia Cotton Commission Chairman on Disaster Assistance

Dan Cotton, Economy, Georgia

Last Friday, a round-table discussion concerning the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and disaster aid was held in Doerun, Georgia, as a large group of folks were on hand to hear what U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue had to say about those topics. It has been eight months since Hurricane Michael affected many across the Southeast. Colquitt County farmer Bart Davis, who is …

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Rubio Leads Florida, Georgia Colleagues in Urging USDA to Use Disaster Funds to Assist Forest Landowners and Timber Growers

Dan Florida, Forestry, Industry News Release

U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rick Scott (R-FL) urged United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to implement disaster relief as quickly as possible. Specifically, Rubio and Scott urged the administration to aid state governments in crafting effective forest restoration block grants. In addition to covering a large portion of debris removal, site preparation, and replanting costs, …

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Florida Officials Discuss Disaster Aid

Dan Economy, Florida

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue spent time in Tallahassee, Florida this morning to take part in a roundtable discussion about the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) and disaster aid. Various Florida officials were in attendance, including Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried. She explains the message they were able to present to Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue. And Florida Farm Bureau Federation’s John Hoblick told …

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Perdue in Southeast to Discuss Disaster Aid

Dan Economy

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue spent time in both Florida and Georgia on June 7 to participate in round-table discussions concerning the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and disaster aid. Congress finally passed a disaster-relief bill, and the President signed it Thursday. However, some feel since it has been eight months since Hurricane Michael hit parts of the Southeast, the U.S. Department …