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Florida Legislative Session Good for Agriculture

Dan Cattle, Florida, Legislative

The 2021 Florida Legislative Session wrapped up last Friday afternoon, and many in agriculture were pleased with this year’s session. That includes the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, as their Director of Governmental Affairs Sam Ard told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman, it was a good session for agriculture in the state. The Right to Farm law was initially approved in 1979 and helps shield …

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Final Week of Florida Legislative Session

Dan Cattle, Florida, Legislative

This is the final week of the 2021 Florida Legislative Session, as it is scheduled to end Friday, April 30. Director of Governmental Affairs for the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, Sam Ard, has more information about the “Right to Farm” legislation that was passed and sent to the Governor last week, the budget process which should wrap up soon, and he discusses the possibility …

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Florida House and Senate Pass Individual Budgets

Dan Cattle, Florida, Legislative

Week six of the 2021 Florida Legislative Session saw action on the state budget, as both the House and Senate passed their individual budgets. According to the Director of Governmental Affairs for the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, Sam Ard, there are some differences to be worked out. (audio) But as lawmakers head to conference to piece together a new spending plan, they are looking …

2021 FCA Convention Registration is Open

Dan Cattle, Florida

Registration for the 2021 Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) Convention is underway, as the annual event will be held June 15-17, 2021 at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort. While the FCA Staff and volunteer leaders look forward to seeing everyone in Marco Island, there are a few things they want to bring to your attention. Due to COVID-19 guidelines and …

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Florida Cattlemen Concerned with Water Issue

Dan Cattle, Florida, Water

The 2021 Florida Legislative Session kicked off this past Tuesday, and already various issues are before state lawmakers. One of those issues involves water, and more specifically the Central Florida Water Initiative. Director of Governmental Affairs for the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, Sam Ard, says they perceive legislation will be filed to address issues with it.

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2020 FCA Annual Convention & Allied Trade Show Cancelled

Dan Cattle, Florida, Industry News Release

(FCA) — With a heavy heart, the Florida Cattlemen’s Association has cancelled the 2020 Florida Cattlemen’s Annual Convention & Allied Tradeshow scheduled for June 23-25, 2020 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, Florida. The health and safety of attendees as well the logistical complications due to the COVID-19 pandemic, made the decision imminent. “This was not an easy decision, …

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Budget Causing Extension of Florida Legislative Session

Dan Florida, Legislative

We’ve been telling you the 2020 Florida Legislative Session is scheduled to end March 13th. But this last week it was evident that isn’t going to happen, as Legislators will need extra time to hammer out the state budget for next fiscal year. Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) Director of Governmental Affairs, Sam Ard, explains. The some $1.5 billion gap between the proposed …

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Florida Cattlemen Year End Quarterly Meeting

Dan Cattle, Florida

The Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) Year End Quarterly Meeting will be held December 5-6 at the Indian River State College in Okeechobee. Events kick off Thursday morning with the FCA Executive Board meeting, then the opening general session starts at 1:00. Afterwards, the various Committee Meetings will be held, including the Ag Research and Education, Animal Health and Inspection, Environmental & Private Lands …