A bill concerning the installation of solar panels to help agricultural producers passed the Georgia House this week. And as Georgia Agribusiness Council’s Bryan Tolar explains, it’s a bill that now moves on to the Senate.
The House Agriculture Committee has scheduled two subcommittee hearings on the next farm bill next week. The Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry will hold a public hearing next Tuesday morning regarding conservation policy in the next farm bill.
While the 2017 Alabama legislative session continues, many eyes are watching what lawmakers are discussing. One of those watching that action is Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan.
With the Florida legislative session set to start March 7, various bills have already been introduced, and one of those is Senate Bill 10. Ernie Barnett, executive director of the Florida Land Council, explains the Council’s concerns with this bill.
Reduced spending under the 2014 farm bill contributed greatly to the nation’s deficit reduction effort. However, additional cuts to the 2018 farm bill would present perils on many fronts, a diverse coalition today told congressional appropriations and budget leaders.
From: The News Service of Florida Looking to tap conservation money approved by voters in 2014, a Senate committee Tuesday approved a plan that would earmark $35 million a year for projects related to the St. Johns River or the Keystone Heights lake region in North Florida. The Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee unanimously approved the proposal (SB 234), …
From: The News Service of Florida With backing from a dozen other members of Florida’s U.S. House delegation, Congressman Neal Dunn announced Tuesday he has filed a resolution seeking to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from using a water-control plan impacting the Apalachicola Bay region.
Many folks are preparing for the 2017 Florida legislative session, which starts in just a couple of weeks, and that includes the Florida Cattlemen’s Association. Southeast AgNet’s Tallahassee intern, Josie Tomko, talked with FCA Director of Governmental Affairs Sam Ard about their big annual event coming in just 3 weeks.
by Lloyd Dunkelberger, The News Service of Florida U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said Monday he will file legislation aimed at forcing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to divert more freshwater into Northwest Florida’s Apalachicola Bay system. Nelson, who visited Florida A&M University and the state Capitol, said he and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio will support Senate legislation similar to …
The 2017 Florida legislative session is just around the corner, as folks in Tallahassee are preparing for the annual event which starts next month. Sam Ard, director of governmental affairs for the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, gives us a preview of what agriculture can expect this year.