FL Special Session Budget Cuts Hit UF/IFAS, FDACS

Gary Cooper Citrus, Florida, General, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables

Florida Farm Bureau’s Ben Parks in Tallahassee offers more details and insight into the Special Session budget cuts and key agriculture concerns going forward, since much more budget cutting is expected in the general session yet to come. In the first report below, Farm Bureau’s Parks discusses the general situation and some of the impacts to FDACS, in the second report he discusses UF/IFAS budget cuts and major concerns that general session cuts yet to come could start cutting into some real “meat” in terms of UF/IFAS programs and staff.