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Nikki Fried, FDACS Urge Florida Farmers, Ranchers to Apply for SBA Loans

The program is part of the CARES Act, the $2.2 trillion federal coronavirus response package.

Nikki Fried Offers Guidance for Essential Food and Agriculture Workers During Stay-at-Home Order

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.

Nikki Fried Advises Farmers to Utilize New Flexibilities on Crop Insurance Due to Coronavirus

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).

Trevor Smith From Florida’s Division of Plant Industry to Lead Southern Plant Board

Dr. Trevor Smith, director of the Division of Plant Industry for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), will serve as the president of the Southern Plant Board for the next two years.

FDACS Advises Businesses, Consumers on Food Safety and Sanitizing for COVID-19

On Tuesday, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ (FDACS) Division of Food Safety provided guidance to Florida food establishments on best practices to reduce the spread of coronavirus COVID-19.

FDACS Offers Tips to Avoid Credit Card Skimmers and Coronavirus When Pumping Gas

This week, Florida Deputy Commissioner of Consumer Affairs Mary Barzee Flores from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs (FDACS), had a media event to highlight National Consumer Protection Week and share tips on staying safe at the gas pump, from avoiding credit card skimmers to mitigating the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
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FDACS Takes Action to Protect Miami-Dade County Lychee Trees

On Wednesday, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) announced the treatment of lychee trees in Miami-Dade County, the first of eight Florida counties undergoing eradication, for lychee erinose mite (LEM) to protect trees and crops from severe damage.

FDACS Offers Guidance on Coronavirus Food Safety for Consumers, Food Retailers

The FDACS Division of Food Safety inspects and regulates more than 40,000 grocery stores, convenience stores, markets, and food manufacturing facilities in Florida. As of Tuesday, the Division of Food Safety has been in communication with the majority of these food establishments, as well as the Florida Retail Federation and the Florida Petroleum Marketers Association, to share food safety practices that protect public health.

Nikki Fried, FDACS Mark National Consumer Protection Week

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and Commissioner Nikki Fried are raising awareness of consumer fraud, scams, and abuse during National Consumer Protection Week.
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Nikki Fried Launches Florida Advisory Council on Climate and Energy

This week state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried announced the launch of the new Florida Advisory Council on Climate & Energy (FACCE).
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