Sugar Farmers Push Back Against Negron Memo

Taylor Hillman Industry News Release

Farmers and agricultural businesses south of Lake Okeechobee said today that Senate President Joe Negron is at “war” with them in his push for state lawmakers to back a $2.4 billion reservoir project. The owners of more than 50 farms and businesses in the Everglades Agricultural Area signed on to a letter sent to Negron.

Sticker Shock: Examining the Economic Impacts of Land Acquisition in the EAA

Dan Environment, Florida, Industry News Release, Water

Published with permission of the James Madison Institute by Dr. J. Antonio Villamil Founder and Principal of the Washington Economics Group, Inc. Over the past several years, a policy debate has emerged surrounding the most efficient and effective course of action to address a complex series of challenges regarding the Everglades – its protection, its restoration, and its future. There …

Georgia Cotton Industry Pleased With Special Master’s Recommendation

Dan Cotton, Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, Water

On February 14, 2017 Ralph Lancaster, the Special Master appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court to oversee the Georgia-Florida “Water Wars” dispute, ruled in Georgia’s favor. The case stems from years of legal disputes between Georgia, Florida, and Alabama. This particular case involved Florida suing Georgia via the Supreme Court and requesting Georgia cap its water consumption from the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint …

UF/IFAS Study: Voters Want to Preserve Forests, Water

Dan Environment, Forestry, Water

by Brad Buck, UF/IFAS Sources: Melissa Kreye, Damian Adams, UF/IFAS Voters are likely to approve referenda for forest and water conservation in the eastern United States, including Florida, because demand for ecosystem protection is increasing, according to a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences study.