Nikki Fried

Nikki Fried: Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement, Office of Inspector General Earn Reaccreditation

At the end of last week, state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried announced the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ (FDACS) Office of Agricultural...
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Florida Agriculture Department Announces Results of Citrus Research Order Referendum

This week, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) announced that Florida’s citrus growers reauthorized the Florida citrus research order in a...

Ashley Moody: Joe Biden Using School Lunches for Political Purposes

This week, state Attorney General Ashley Moody called on President Joe Biden to “withdraw a federal agency’s new directive that threatens to deny much-needed...

USDA: Florida Orange Production Down 23 Percent From Last Season

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its final citrus forecast for the 2021-2022 which shows the production of...
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Nikki Fried Launches FDACS Farmer Stress Awareness Initiative

Last week, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) launched the Department’s...

USDA Sending More than $35 Million to Help Rural Businesses, Including Hotels, in Florida

Last week, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Sec. Tom Vilsack announced that more than $35 million in federal funds is headed to Florida. The funds...

Citrus Coalition Targets Growers in Florida With New Outreach Efforts

Save Citrus, a new coalition of citrus growers and industry partners, launched the first in a series of educational radio ads aimed at fellow...

Florida Delegation Urges EPA Not to Ban Pesticide Which Helps Strawberry Production

Members of the Florida delegation on Capitol Hill from both parties are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to not ban Thiram, a pesticide...

Kat Cammack, Al Lawson Lead Florida Delegation Urging EPA to Approve Pesticide Used for...

Last week, U.S. Reps. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., and Al Lawson, D-Fla., led a bipartisan letter with members of the Florida congressional delegation to the...

House Committee Passes BrIan Mast’s Northern Estuaries Restoration Plan, $100 Million for Estuary Protection

This week, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., advanced seven pieces of legislation to address water quality and water infrastructure needs in Florida as part...

Nikki Fried Issues Emergency Rule Allowing E15 to be Sold Outside of Traditional Seasonal...

On Monday, state Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried announced that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Division of...

Nikki Fried, Florida Forest Service Call on the Public to Report Suspected Arson

With this week being Arson Awareness Week, state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Forest Service urged the public to help prevent wildfires...
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