Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it will send $272 million to 37 states, including Florida, and Puerto Rico to “modernize rural drinking water and wastewater infrastructure for 270,000 people living in rural communities.” Two of the...
Last week, North Florida Land Trust (NFLT) named Ramesh Buch as its new director of conservation acquisitions. Buch has 30 years of experience in the environmental field with 25 years in land conservation. Buch will serve on the nonprofit’s leadership...
Last week, state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) provided formal public comment at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s public meeting on the draft Underground Injection Control Class I Injection...
Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., led members of the Florida congressional delegation in a letter to President Joe Biden urging the administration to protect Florida’s seasonal fruit and vegetable growers from unfair trade competition. Joining Rubio were U.S....
This week, state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried showcased a new energy efficiency bill that is sponsored by state Sen. Tina Polsky, D-Boca Raton, and state Rep. Kelly Skidmore, D-Boca Raton, at a press conference in Boca Raton. The legislation would...
Two congressional representatives from North Florida--U.S. Reps. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., and Al Lawson, D-Fla.--led members of the Sunshine State’s delegation in sending a letter to U.S. Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack pointing out “inequities facing Florida dairies under the current...