Tag: agriculture

USDA Declares Disaster for Florida Counties Impacted by January Freeze

This week, U.S. Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack declared a disaster for Florida agriculture hit by a freeze in January. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) found that Broward, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough,...
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Neal Dunn Showcases UF/IFAS and Backs More Support for Agricultural Research

Last week, U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., paired up with the Florida Farm Bureau to showcase the work of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) North Florida Research and Education Center in Live Oak.

Ross Spano Honored by the American Farm Bureau Federation

The AFBF awarded Spano with the “Friends of Farm Bureau" due to “his leadership in supporting Florida’s farming and ranching communities.” The Florida Farm Bureau nominated Spano for the award and the AFBF’s Board of Directors approved it. 
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Florida Delegation Unites to Urge U.S. Trade Rep to Oppose ‘Unfair Mexican Trade Practices’

Last week, every member of the Florida delegation in the U.S. House called on U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to put a stop to “unfair Mexican trade practices harming seasonal and perishable produce...
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Florida’s Economy Bounced Back Strong in the 2010s Thanks, in Large Part, to Rick...

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. 
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