Monday, May 25, 2020
This week, Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--and 25 of the state’s 27 members in the U.S. House urged U.S. Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue to provide immediate relief to Florida’s agricultural producers.
With the 2020 Hurricane Season beginning on June 1, this week, U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rick Scott, R-Fla., wrote a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor requesting that FEMA issue guidance to address the CDC’s coronavirus guidelines and procedures to keep Floridians safe and healthy in the event of a major storm.
Insisting that Haiti does not have the healthcare resources to battle coronavirus, nine Democrats representing Florida in the U.S. House called on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to reverse plans to deport Haitians who were illegally in the U.S.
This is Florida’s Wildfire Awareness Week and the Florida Forest Service and state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried offers a warning about outdoor burning.
With Floridians driving less due to Gov. Ron DeSantis issuing a statewide stay-at-home executive order earlier this week, AAA offered tips to drivers across the Sunshine State.
With Gov. Ron DeSantis issuing a stay-at-home order due to coronavirus which will begin at the end of Thursday, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried offered a reminder that food and agriculture workers are exempt from it.
At the end of last week, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) advised farmers to utilize new flexibilities for crop insurance announced by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA).
Many counties throughout Florida are shutting down boat ramps and marinas to help fight the spread of the coronavirus.
The Florida delegation on Capitol Hill is calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to buy more produce from local farms as the nation continues to face the coronavirus crisis.
Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis is calling for quick COVID-19 testing for first responders in the Sunshine State.