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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 Florida oranges continues to decline. “The United States all orange forecast...

Ron DeSantis Asks USDA for Disaster Declaration to Help Florida Farmers Hit by Freezing...

On Tuesday, Gov, Ron DeSantis requested that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issue a Disaster Declaration for counties impacted by freezing temperatures. In his letter, DeSantis also requested any assistance available under the Farm...
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Florida Senators, Neal Dunn Urge USDA to Staff Farm Service Agency in Jackson County

At the end of last week, Florida’s U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--and U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack urging him to address...
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USDA Declares Secretarial Disaster Designation for Parts of Florida Panhandle After Hurricane Sally

Producers in these counties are now eligible for USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) disaster loans in addition to producers in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties who were previously eligible. Fried called all eligible producers in need of financial assistance to apply immediately.
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