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Farm Bureau Leader Responds to Congressman’s “Menace” Remarks

Dan Environment, Florida, Water

Among many reactions to south Florida Rep. Francis Rooney’s (SW FL – District 19) recently reported comments about what he called the “menace” of agriculture in the Everglades Agriculture Area, Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick is reaching out to the Congressman requesting a meeting to discuss the facts directly. In his letter, Hoblick informed Rooney that the Congressman’s recent …

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Florida Hurricane Michael Relief Fund Reminder

Dan Economy, Florida

Farmers and ranchers in North Florida that suffered losses due to Hurricane Michael are being reminded that applications are still being accepted for help through “The Hurricane Michael Relief Fund for Agriculture”. Florida Farm Bureau Federation (FFBF) created the relief fund to help North Florida farm families recovering from agricultural-related losses from the storm. These applications are limited to North …

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Volusia County Grower Re-elected as President of Florida Farm Bureau

Dan Florida, Industry News Release

Delegates at Florida Farm Bureau’s 2017 Annual Meeting have re-elected John L. Hoblick as the organization’s President. The Volusia County farmer has served as the organization’s chief executive since 2006. Hoblick, a third generation cut foliage producer from DeLeon Springs, began his involvement with Farm Bureau nearly three decades ago as the leader of what is now known as the …

Florida Farm Bureau Donates to Families Here and in Texas

Dan Florida, Industry News Release

Florida farmers well know the difficulty of restoring operations after a major storm. They are busy reconstructing and repairing their own properties in the wake of Hurricane Irma’s destruction. But they have also taken a moment to help other farm families in need. The Florida Farm Bureau State Board of Directors has established a Hurricane Irma Disaster Relief Fund to …

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Young Farm Leaders Qualify for Statewide Award

Dan Florida, Industry News Release

Three finalists have been selected for Florida Farm Bureau’s 2017 Achievement in Agriculture Award and will compete in October for the top statewide honor at the Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Ponte Vedra. This year’s finalists are Brittany Lee (Alachua County), Jimmy Hancock (Pasco County) and Kelly Mosley (Clay County). The Achievement in Agriculture Award recognizes members of Florida …

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Miami-Dade County Nursery Grower Named Florida Farmer of the Year

Dan Industry News Release, Nursery Crops

A Homestead nursery operator has received a prestigious honor for his business success and contributions to his community. Earlier this month a panel of judges selected Mark Wilson as Florida’s top farmer for 2017. Officially titled the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Ag Expo, Florida Farmer of the Year, the award recognizes Wilson for his innovative practices as a nursery grower, as a …

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Local Farmers Unite for Agriculture

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Legislative

Florida farmers, ranchers, and small business owners united as the voice of agriculture last week during the annual Field to the Hill advocacy trip in Washington, D.C., May 23-25. More than 80 Farm Bureau members representing 24 counties in the Sunshine State traveled to the nation’s capital to visit with the Florida Congressional delegation to discuss federal policy issues such …

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Florida Farm Bureau Extends a Helping Hand

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

Florida Farm Bureau Federation donated a total of $10,000 to a Disaster Relief Fund to support farm families in those states affected by wildfires. “Structures, fences and livestock have been lost due to the devastating wildfires across Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado,” said FFB President John Hoblick. “When a natural disaster hits, the feeling of helplessness is overwhelming. Our agricultural …

Scholarships Available for Women in Agriculture

Dan Education, Florida, Industry News Release

The Florida Farm Bureau Federation is providing $2,000 in scholarships for women in farming to attend the Women’s Leadership Conference, March 2-4, 2017, in St. Augustine. Eight $250 scholarships will be awarded to Farm Bureau members to attend the conference. Priority of scholarships will be given to first-time attendees of the conference and women who dually serve on their county …