Tuesday, August 4, 2020
“Serving as Florida’s twelfth Commissioner of Agriculture has been the greatest honor of my life,” said Fried.
Back in October, Spirit Airlines announced that it was investing $250 million to build a new corporate headquarter in Dania Beach, creating 225 new jobs in the area over the next five years.
“I enjoyed participating in the opportunity zone forum today,” said DeSantis. “With the fast growth of the commercial space industry, we are witnessing the beginning of an exciting renaissance in Florida’s Space Coast, and opportunity zones are poised to play a big role in the region’s future success.
This week, state Rep. Dan Daley, D-Coral Springs, filed a bill to offer a “credit against the corporate income tax to a business or an organization that employs a degree-seeking student for an internship.” State Sen. Bobby Powell, D-West Palm Beach, filed similar bills in the upper chamber last month and on Monday.
Regulations on hemp extract used in food and dairy products and animal feed have been incorporated into existing FDACS programs, hemp food establishment permits are available, and the Department’s Food Safety Inspectors are ready to conduct inspections.
When the 2010s opened, Florida was reeling from the economic downturn thanks in large part to its dependence on tourism, new home construction and real estate, areas which took a hit when the economy went south. Throw in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf in 2010 and Florida was in bad shape. 
The governor’s office outlined the achievements in areas Nuñez oversees.
Growers are encouraged to contact their crop insurance agent as soon as possible for specific details about the 2020 crop year.
Florida continues to do better than the national average. The unemployment rate across the nation stood at 3.5 percent last month. 
DeSantis has been a breath of fresh air in Tallahassee with legislators praising his more open style than his predecessors--namely former Gov. Rick Scott--and it’s paid dividends.