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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.
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Florida Delegation Cheers Donald Trump Signing USMCA Into Law

U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., who announced earlier that month that he was going to stick to a campaign promise and not run again in 2020, was the only member of the Florida delegation to vote against the bill.

Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Back USMCA Which Now Heads to the White House

On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed a bill replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States Mexico Canada (USMCA) Trade Agreement with both senators from Florida backing the measure.

Vern Buchanan’s Optimistic Trump Administration Will Protect Florida Farmers

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer wrote Buchanan and U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rick Scott, R-Fla., last week, promising the Trump administration will continue to attempt to protect American farmers from unfair trade practices, including from Mexican farmers.

Infected Mexican Tomatoes a Threat to Florida Agriculture

Last week, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) issued an alert regarding a virus found in Mexican tomatoes imported into the Sunshine State and potentially other states. The tomato brown rugose fruit...

Florida Agriculture Leaders Testify to ITC About Mexico’s Trade Practices

Farmers in the Sunshine State insist that cheap competition from Mexico is hurting agriculture across Florida, even taking the matter to the International Trade Commission (ITC) this week. 

Matt Caldwell Endorsed by Leaders of the Agriculture Industry

Caldwell announced on Thursday that the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association PAC (FFVA), Florida Citrus Mutual, the Florida Forestry Association and the Florida Farm Bureau FarmPAC were backing him over Nikki Fried, an attorney who has the Democratic nomination. 
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