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Commissioner Nikki Fried Issues Emergency Orders & Actions for Hurricane Dorian

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

Tallahassee, FL (FDACS) — Ahead of Hurricane Dorian’s expected impact to Florida,Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried has issued a series of emergency orders and actions to provide critical assistance to Florida’s residents and industries. The emergency orders and actions include the following:  Emergency Order 2019-003, which suspends portions of the Motor Fuel Marketing Act that prohibits fuel retailers from selling gasoline below the …

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Commissioner Nikki Fried on China Halting U.S. Agricultural Imports

Dan Exports/Imports, Florida, Industry News Release

Tallahassee, Fla. (FDACS) – The Chinese government announced it will halt purchases of U.S. agricultural products, in response to President Donald Trump’s escalation of his trade war with China. Financial markets reacted with shock, calling it “massive…on a scale of 1 to 10, it’s an 11.” Earlier this year, China imposed 25 percent tariffs on many American agricultural products, which has been devastating …

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Southeastern Growers Unite at USMCA Meeting

Dan Exports/Imports, Florida, Trade

On July 30 farmers and industry leaders from throughout the Southeast gathered in Lake City, Florida to discuss the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and the lack of protection for southeastern produce growers struggling to keep up with heavy Mexican competition. “The fight is real,” said Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried in an exclusive interview with AgNet Media Founder and President …

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Florida Ag Commissioner Fried on USMCA

Dan Exports/Imports, Florida, Trade

During a Monday morning teleconference put together by the Florida Democratic Committee, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried and others discussed what was called “President Trump’s disastrous economic policies.” Hear Commissioner Fried’s comments: Fried answered Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman’s question on what her message is to others in agriculture wanting to see the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) ratified as soon …

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Commissioner Nikki Fried Visits Panhandle to Highlight Florida Aquaculture

Dan Aquaculture, Florida, Industry News Release

Youngstown, Fla. (FDACS) – Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) officials visited Bay County to highlight the community’s aquaculture industry. Commissioner Fried toured the shellfish processing facility at Webb’s Seafood Inc. in Youngstown, and spoke about the Panhandle’s growing aquaculture industry. “Florida is one of the top states in the country for fresh seafood production, supporting almost 14,000 …

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Commissioner Nikki Fried on Florida Hemp Bill Signed Into Law

Dan Florida, Hemp, Industry News Release

Tallahassee, Fla. (FDACS) – SB 1020, the state hemp legislation was signed into law. Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried offered the following statement: “Tonight’s hemp bill signing marks a transformation in Florida, and a critical step on the journey to creating a green industrial revolution, strengthening agriculture with an alternative crop of the future, and expanding access to safe, quality CBD …

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Final Hemp Rulemaking Workshop Held in North Florida

Dan Florida, Hemp, Industry News Release

Tallahassee, Fla. (FDACS) – Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried joined key Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services officials to host the third public hemp rulemaking workshop at the R.A. Gray Building in Tallahassee. Today’s workshop was the third and final in a series of three events which took place in South, Central, and North Florida designed to ensure anyone interested in …

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Second Hemp Rulemaking Workshop Held in Central Florida

Dan Florida, Hemp, Industry News Release

Tampa, Fla. (FDACS) — Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried joined key Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services officials to host the second public hemp rulemaking workshop at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. “The goal of these workshops is to hear from the public on the coming state hemp program — to create a successful and inclusive program, it’s essential …

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Commissioner Fried Hosts First Hemp Rulemaking Workshop in South Florida

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Pembroke Pines, Fla. (FDACS) –Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried joined key Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) officials to host the first public hemp rulemaking workshop at Broward College in Pembroke Pines. “The upcoming state hemp program marks a new industrial revolution — after eighty years of stalled progress, we can finally put hemp to work for farmers, entrepreneurs, …

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Fried Rallies Support for Hemp Industry

Dan Florida, Hemp, Industry News Release

TALLAHASSEE (NSF) — Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried on Friday encouraged supporters of a new state hemp industry to tell Gov. Ron DeSantis to sign a bill that would lead to a regulatory framework for the crop. Fried said an envisioned hemp “revolution” needs the governor’s signature on the bill (SB 1020), which would create a hemp program within the Department …