fca convention

Florida Agriculture Concerned with Budget Issues

Dan Cattle, Economy, Florida

The Florida agriculture community sent a letter this week to state budget leaders concerning issues with funding certain aspects of agriculture. Sam Ard, Florida Cattlemen’s Association director of governmental affairs, explains what the letter was about and updates other items still being discussed during the Florida legislative session. Here is a copy of the letter: Speaker of the House Jose …

fca convention

Florida Cattlemen Hold Legislative Quarterly

Dan Cattle, Florida, Legislative

This week the Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) held their annual Legislative Quarterly in Tallahassee, which included their Boots on the Hill event. FCA Director of Governmental Affairs, Sam Ard, says they had really good feedback from the legislators they met with. He also discusses the new report from the University of Florida/IFAS showing just how important beef and dairy production have become to …

Florida legislative session

Florida Cattlemen and Farm Bureau to Visit Tallahassee

Dan Florida, Legislative

The 2019 Florida legislative session kicks off Tuesday, March 5, in Tallahassee. Next week, Florida Farm Bureau Federation members from across the state will be in town for their annual Farm Bureau Legislative Days. March 6 will be a full day of events, including the Legislative Briefing Breakfast, meetings with state lawmakers and the Taste of Florida Agriculture Reception that …