Florida Officials Discuss Disaster Aid

Dan Economy, Florida

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue spent time in Tallahassee, Florida this morning to take part in a roundtable discussion about the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) and disaster aid. Various Florida officials were in attendance, including Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried. She explains the message they were able to present to Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue. And Florida Farm Bureau Federation’s John Hoblick told …


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 …


FFB President on Ag Commissioner Fried: ‘She’s the Real Deal’

Dan Florida, General

Speaking with AgNet Media’s Gary Cooper last week at the state Capitol during Florida Farm Bureau (FFB) Days in Tallahassee, FFB President John Hoblick said he’s impressed with the passion and communicative capabilities that the state’s new agriculture commissioner brings to the job. Hoblick said he and others in Florida agriculture are growing with concern about the communications challenge to …


FFB ‘Taste of Florida Agriculture’ Event Engages Lawmakers

Dan Florida, Legislative

Farm Bureau (FFB) members again hosted state lawmakers for food and festivities during the opening week of the legislative session, during their annual Farm Bureau Days event Wednesday at the state Capitol. Farm Bureau organizes this function and involves many of the state’s other commodity groups and related businesses, as a way to help educate lawmakers about the depth and …


Florida Farmers and Ranchers Visit State Capitol

Dan Florida, Legislative

Farmers and ranchers from across Florida are in Tallahassee this week to discuss public policy issues with Florida state legislators. Florida Farm Bureau’s annual citizens’ lobbying event began Monday with a reception at the Tallahassee Farm Bureau legislative office and continues today with a full schedule of legislative meetings on Farm Bureau priority issues. Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick …


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 …