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Oriental Fruit Fly Eradicated in Miami-Dade County

Dan Florida, Fruits, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have declared eradication in the Oriental fruit fly outbreak in the predominantly agricultural Redland area of Miami-Dade County. Due to early detection and rapid response, no quarantine was required during this program. This successful Oriental fruit fly eradication is the second one during this …


Putnam on Importance of Rural Florida

Dan Florida

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, Adam Putnam, has been on the campaign trail across the state in his bid for Governor. While at a stop in Pensacola Friday morning, Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman talked with him about the importance of rural Florida. Adam Putnam on Importance of Rural Florida


Putnam Banks on ‘Florida First’ in Governor’s Race

Dan Florida, Industry News Release

Source: News Service of Florida Clad in jeans and a blue-checkered shirt with rolled-up sleeves, Adam Putnam easily blended into the rural North Florida residents attending the annual Wausau Possum Festival in early August. “I’m a farmer, a business owner,” the boyish-looking, 44-year-old Republican candidate for governor told the crowd in a brief speech. “The foundation of my campaign is …


Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight: 2018 Hurricane Season

Dan FL Commissioner Report, Florida, Weather

On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam speaks on the importance of being prepared for this year’s hurricane season. 2018 Hurricane Season For additional information about severe weather in Florida visit You can follow Florida Commissioner Adam Putnam on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Discover more by visiting


Putnam Comments on Updated Citrus Crop Forecast, Disaster Assistance

Dan Citrus, Industry News Release

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its monthly citrus crop forecast for the 2017-2018 season: “This citrus crop forecast is another reminder of the continued struggles of Florida’s iconic citrus industry since Hurricane Irma inflicted unprecedented damage last year. But thanks to the collaborative efforts of the United …


Scott, Cabinet Eye Land Conservation Projects

Dan Environment, Florida

Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet are expected next month to consider whether to spend nearly $11 million to help limit future development on four ranches and farms in four counties. The proposals would add 8,388 acres to the Rural and Family Lands Protection Program, which through the use of “conservation easements” restricts future development but allows owners to …