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Florida Cattlemen Preparing for Year-End Quarterly Meeting

Dan Beef, Cattle, Florida, Florida Cattlemen's Association (FCA), Marketing

The Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) is busy preparing for their Year-End Quarterly Meeting. The event will be held November 30 through December 1 in Marianna, FL. It all starts that Thursday morning (11-30) with meetings of the legislative committee, the FCA Executive Board of Directors and allied committee. Then at 1:00, the opening general session will take place, followed by the various …

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FCA Convention Preregistration Ends Soon

Dan Beef, Cattle, Florida, Florida Cattlemen's Association (FCA)

The 2023 Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) Convention and Trade Show is just three weeks away, with the annual event scheduled for June 20-22 at the JW Marriott in Marco Island. But pre-registration ends in a few days, and FCA Director of Field Services Dusty Holley encourages online registrations through their membership database system. FCA Convention pre-registrations by mail need to be postmarked by June …

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Florida Lawmakers Working to Finalize the Budget

Dan Economy, Florida, Florida Cattlemen's Association (FCA), Legislative, Regulation

Florida lawmakers will be working this week to finalize the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The 60-day legislative session is scheduled to end next week. Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) Director of Governmental Affairs, Sam Ard, explains what should happen this week, and also provides an update on what is known as the Tax Exempt Ag Materials, or TEAM card. The new fiscal …

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Florida Lawmakers Discussing TEAM Card

Dan Beef, Cattle, Florida Cattlemen's Association (FCA)

During week four of the 2023 Florida Legislative Session, some discussions by lawmakers centered around what is being called the TEAM card, Tax Exempt Ag Materials. Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) Director of Governmental Affairs, Sam Ard, explains where this idea came from, and how it would work if passed. To learn more, contact the FCA office in Kissimmee.

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Cattlemen Welcome Introduction of Black Vulture Relief Act

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Florida Cattlemen's Association (FCA), National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) recently welcomed the introduction of the bipartisan Black Vulture Relief Act, led by Rep. John Rose (R-TN) and Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL). NCBA Director of Government Affairs Sigrid Johannes, explains what this bill does. Black vulture depredation rates have increased across the Southeast in recent years, surpassing 30% in some states like Florida. And they are causing …

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Two Busy Weeks for Florida Cattlemen in Tallahassee

Dan Beef, Cattle, Florida Cattlemen's Association (FCA), Legislative

The 2023 Florida Legislative Session kicked off last week in Tallahassee, and the Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) was there for an event, and will be there a couple of days this week for another. FCA Director of Governmental Affairs, Sam Ard, explains what members of FCA have been and will be doing. To learn more about this week’s Boots on the Hill, contact the FCA …

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Florida Cattlemen Preparing for Boots on the Hill

Dan Beef, Cattle, Florida, Florida Cattlemen's Association (FCA), Legislative

The Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) is preparing for their annual “Boots on the Hill” event coming up next week in Tallahassee. The primary focus of this meeting is for cattlemen to meet personally with every State Senator and Representative or their staff to discuss issues during the Legislative Session. The 2023 Florida Legislative Session kicks off today, March 7th and FCA Director of Governmental Affairs, Sam Ard, …