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Florida Department of Agriculture: Oriental Fruit Fly Has Been Eliminated From Pinellas County

At the end, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) announced the eradication of the Oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis, from Pinellas County. In June, the Division of Plant Industry positively identified five...

Nikki Fried Launches FDACS Farmer Stress Awareness Initiative

Last week, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) launched the Department’s Farmer Stress Awareness Initiative at Wish Farms, one of America’s...

Nursery and Landscape Industry Adds $31.4 Billion, 266,000 Jobs to Florida’s Economy

Adding $10 billion to its total impact since 2015, Florida’s nursery and landscape industry generates $31.4 billion in total output sales and provides more than 266,000 jobs statewide, according to a new economic impact...

Ron DeSantis, Cabinet Approve Adding 17,000 Acres Under Florida Forever Program

The acquisition of this Franklin and Wakulla Counties property, also known as the Bluffs, provides a permanent means of protecting and restoring the estuaries that recreational and commercial fishers rely on for finfish and shellfish species that are the economic lifeblood of the region.

Ron DeSantis Names First Florida Chief Resilience Officer to Deal With Sea Level Rise

On Thursday, as expected, Gov. Ron DeSantis tapped Dr. Julia Nesheiwat to be Florida’s first Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) who will be in charge of looking at how the state will deal with the “environmental, physical and economic impacts of sea level rise.”