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Putnam Provides Safety Tips for Thanksgiving Celebrations

Dan Florida, Forestry, Industry News Release, Poultry

Ahead of Thanksgiving, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Forest Service are providing tips to ensure a safe holiday weekend. The following tips can help prevent wildfire: Avoid burning yard debris on dry, windy days. Never leave a fire or outdoor heat source unattended. Set up turkey fryers and grills at least 10 feet away from the …

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Florida Cattle Producers Stressed from Drought Conditions

Dan Cattle, Drought

It was announced this week by Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam and the Florida Forest Service that 2,163 wildfires have burned over 170,000 acres in Florida this year, with 127 active wildfires burning as of earlier this week. “Even with rain across large parts of Florida over the weekend, Florida is still experiencing drought conditions and elevated wildfire danger – …


South Carolina Sending Firefighters, Equipment to Help Florida Battle Wildfires

Dan Forestry, Industry News Release

Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam and the Florida Forest Service announced that South Carolina is sending firefighters and equipment to help battle Florida wildfires. The support crews are expected to arrive in Central Florida Saturday evening. There more than 135 active wildfires in Florida and more than 2,000 wildfires have burned over 150,000 acres in Florida this year. Current conditions …


Putnam: `No End In Sight’ to Wildfires

Dan Florida, Forestry, Industry News Release

from The News Service of Florida Nearly 125 wildfires were active in the state on Monday, and the dry conditions are expected to continue into the early summer, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said. “Florida is in the middle of its worst wildfire season in years — with no end in sight,” Putnam said in a prepared statement. “With such an …


Putnam Turns to Public for Help with Wildfires

Dan Florida, Forestry

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam, while in Tallahassee this afternoon, is turning to the public for help with the state’s situation with the wildfires: “There are over 124,000 acres under active fire as of today, and we’re asking for the public’s help. If you’re riding down the road and see a fire starting, call 9-1-1. If you have information …