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Florida Agriculture Concerned with Budget Issues

Dan Cattle, Economy, Florida

The Florida agriculture community sent a letter this week to state budget leaders concerning issues with funding certain aspects of agriculture. Sam Ard, Florida Cattlemen’s Association director of governmental affairs, explains what the letter was about and updates other items still being discussed during the Florida legislative session. Here is a copy of the letter: Speaker of the House Jose …

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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 …

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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Fried Attends Lunch Meeting with Ag Leaders

Dan Legislative

At a lunch meeting today in Tallahassee, Florida, with representatives of many of the state’s agricultural organizations, Agriculture Commissioner-Elect Nikki Fried told the group she plans to be a “champion for this industry” in her new role. Several major issues facing Florida agriculture were discussed during the lunch meeting, which was the first meeting of its kind with Fried since …

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Florida Cattlemen Learn about Legislative Issues

Dan Cattle, Florida, Legislative

The 2018 Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention and Trade Show continues at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. During this morning’s Board of Directors’ Meeting FCA Director of Governmental Affairs, Sam Ard, gave a legislative update. AgNet Media’s Gary Cooper talked with him. Florida Cattlemen Learn about Legislative Issues The 2018 Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention & Trade Show runs through Thursday at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.