Baker: Property Rights & Fertilizer Issues on the Move in Tallahassee

Gary Cooper Citrus, Florida, Sugar

Florida Senator Carey Baker, Chairman of the Senate Committee on General Government Appropriations, mentioned a few key agriculture issues in a short interview with AgNet this week in Tallahassee. Among them, legislation continues to move forward on urban fertilizer application regulation, Sen Carey Bakerand another bill that should help simplify duplicative regulatory permitting for farmers and ranchers.
There is also an effort afoot to fine tune the Bert Harris Private Property Rights Act due to recent legal challenges and court decisions testing the relatively new and unique legislation. In this cut, Baker also discusses the critical budget conference process and hints of problems if House and Senate Conferees do not work efficiently to settle wide gaps in budget philosophies quickly during the final two weeks of the Session.
And as far as the budget negotiations ahead, Baker emphasizes how all other bills are at risk until budget matters are settled.
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