Nearly 170,000 Giant African Land Snails Eradicated in Eight Years

Dan Environment, Florida, Industry News Release

(FDACS) — For more than eight years, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been working cooperatively to eradicate the giant African land snail from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. During that time, over 168,500 snails have been collected in 32 core areas of Miami-Dade County, and in one area of …


Adam Putnam One of First Individuals Awarded 2017 US Water Prize

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Water

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam was presented with the 2017 US Water Prize in acknowledgment of his leadership on water issues in Florida. The prize was award by the US Water Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the nation about the true value of water and advancing policies and programs that manage water resources to advance a …


First Cases of H3N2 Dog Flu Confirmed in Florida

Dan Industry News Release, Livestock

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in coordination with the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, announced that the University of Florida has confirmed seven cases of H3N2 canine influenza virus, a.k.a. “dog flu.” Six additional results for the virus are pending. All dogs being treated are in stable condition. There is no evidence that H3N2 canine …