Florida Senate Agriculture Committee Meets to Discuss Hurricane Damage

Randall Weiseman Florida, Legislative, Weather

Florida Agriculture Commissioner holds a press conference after giving opening remarks at the Senate Agriculture Committee meeting.

The Florida Senate Agriculture Committee held a meeting this morning in Tallahassee to discuss damage from Hurricane Irma. Led by chairwoman Denise Grimsley, the committee listened to growers, and industry leaders from different agriculture sectors, as they explained the damage on their own farms and farms across the state.

The meeting featured two sets of panels of fruit and vegetable growers, citrus industry leaders, cattlemen and sugar growers. They each had time to speak to the committee individually about the needs in their industry following Hurricane Irma.

The committee held this meeting in preparation for the 2018 Florida legislative session, which begins in January.

AgNet Media’s Abbey Taylor attended the meeting in Tallahassee, so stay tuned for more in the coming days.