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Nikki Fried: Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement, Office of Inspector General Earn Reaccreditation

At the end of last week, state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried announced the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ (FDACS) Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement (OALE) and Office of Inspector General (OIG) both...
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Florida Agriculture Department Announces Results of Citrus Research Order Referendum

This week, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) announced that Florida’s citrus growers reauthorized the Florida citrus research order in a statutorily required referendum conducted by the department. The results of the...

Nikki Fried Unveils Statewide Renewable Energy Goals for Florida

Last week, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried announced new statewide renewable energy goals at a press conference with representatives from Our Children’s Trust. The new goals seek to increase the amounts of renewable energy used...

Angela TenBroeck Named Florida’s Woman of the Year in Agriculture

Last week, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) announced Angela TenBroeck as the 2021 Woman of the Year in Agriculture. The “Woman of the Year in Agriculture”...

Nikki Fried Warns that Phosphogypsum Stacks, Including Piney Point, Threaten Florida’s Waters

Last week, state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) provided formal public comment at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s public meeting on the draft Underground...

Ron DeSantis and Cabinet Approve Florida Forever Land Acquisitions, Conservation Easements

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet approved seven Florida Forever land acquisitions and conservation easements that will protect Florida’s natural environments in Hardee, Hendry, Indian River, Leon, Okeechobee and Santa Rosa...

Ashley Moody Showcases Resources Available to Service Members During Military Consumer Protection Month

The release comes as the nation recognizes National Military Consumer Protection Month. The guide is full of information about common scams targeting military members, veterans and their families.

Ashley Moody Warns About Surfside Building Collapse Scams

While no charity fraud complaints have been filed with the Attorney General's Office at this time, Moody offered a reminder to anyone donating to the victims of the Surfside building collapse to remain alert and on guard against scammers looking to exploit this disaster for personal gain.

Nikki Fried Announces Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award Winners

The Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award recognizes agricultural producers who demonstrate leadership in developing and implementing innovative techniques to safeguard the environment and conserve natural resources.

Nikki Fried, FTC Warn Floridians of Rental Car Scams

With rental car availability at an all-time low, prices are sky-high. If consumers suddenly find an available car at a cheap price, it may be a scammer looking to cash in on the rental shortage. Scammers are posing as rental car companies, setting up their own websites, and advertising fake customer service phone numbers, all to convince travelers they’re legit. Then, they’re asking people to pre-pay for the rental — with a gift card or prepaid debit card.

FDACS: ‘Floridians May Expect Some Fuel Pricing and Sales Issues in the Coming Days’

These issues include the recently-reported cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline serving North Florida, fuel terminal issues in the Pensacola area and shortages of fuel truck driver availability.

Nikki Fried Warns About Credit Card Skimmers at Gas Pumps

On Monday, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried held a press conference at a RaceTrac gas station in Hialeah to share tips on avoiding credit card skimmers and fraud, and to discuss legislation to improve consumer safety at the gas pump.