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Nikki Fried Asks Ron DeSantis to Send CARES Act Funds to School Lunch Programs

School meals are an important part of fighting food insecurity that affects 3 million Floridians, including 850,000 children, and continues to worsen during COVID-19.

More than 1,200 Virtually Attend First Florida-Israel Agriculture Innovation Summit

The four-day virtually-held summit kicked off Monday, November 16 with remarks from state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried. The summit covered a wide range of topics, with participants hearing from growers, scientists, government officials, and others on the latest in agricultural technology, drones and agrobotics, hemp and cannabis, and challenges facing the industry.

FDACS, Nikki Fried Offer Tips to Fight Scams During International Fraud Awareness Week

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to surge, scammers are becoming more creative in finding ways to target consumers for fraud.

Deadline Approaches for Hurricane Michael Timber and Irrigation Recovery Block Grant Programs is This...

Registration is the first step toward receiving block grant funds and should only take a few minutes to complete.
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EPA, Florida Agriculture Department Sign Memorandum of Understanding

The MOU between EPA and FDACS includes education and outreach, communication and coordination, and a recognition of environmental stewardship activities, and signifies a strengthened partnership between the two agencies in their shared mission of protecting and conserving natural lands and waterways.

Florida Agriculture Department Launches Additional County Farmworker COVID-19 Testing Availability

The ongoing efforts to provide access to testing for farmworkers is part of a partnership with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM), and local county governments.

Nikki Fried Submits Testimony on Florida and the Clean Water Act to EPA

In her comments, Fried noted her concerns with the Florida Department of Environmental Protections’ (DEP) proposal, highlighting the fact that the only other two states which have assumed permitting authority struggled to adequately implement the program.

Nikki Fried Urges Fellow Florida Cabinet Members to Push for More Diversity in State...

The letter follows a July 10 letter from Fried to state agencies overseen by the Florida Cabinet asking for their current policies on diversity, inclusion, and discrimination, as well as plans to update their policies.
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Veronique Sallin Named as Florida’s Woman of the Year in Agriculture

Sallin is the co-founder of IMG Enterprise, Inc., a family-owned company specializing in agriculture and land management established in 1979. Operating two subsidiaries, Cherrylake, Inc. and IMG Citrus, Sallin acts as the vice president of sales and marketing and director of organizational development for IMG Enterprises Inc.

Ashley Moody Offers Tips on Donating During International Charity Fraud Awareness Week

“2020 has been a year of unprecedented challenges, but as a fifth-generation Floridian, I know that when disaster hits our state, we stand united to help our neighbors. As we all do our part to help those impacted by COVID-19 and Hurricane Sally, please remember to take steps to ensure donations go toward providing the relief and support you intend,” Moody said on Monday.

Nikki Fried, FDACS Ask Legislature for 46 Percent Less Than Last Year

The FDACS Legislative Budget Request focuses on key Department priorities while taking the looming $5.5 billion revenue shortfall projection caused by the COVID-19 pandemic into account.

Ashley Moody Calls on Floridians to be Careful With Hurricane Sally Donations

As the recovery gets underway, charitable donations may be vital in helping restore the areas destroyed by the Category 2 storm. Moody asked Floridians to take steps to ensure their donations actually reach those who need assistance and do not go to scammers using the crisis to steal from good-hearted donors.