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New Leadership Takes Over at the Florida Forest Service

At the end of last week, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried announced new leadership for the Florida Forest Service after a national search. 

Nikki Fried: Panhandle Needs More Help, Including Sales Tax Exemption, for Hurricane Michael Recovery

Three months after Hurricane Michael slammed into the Panhandle, parts of that region are continuing to recover--and state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is calling for more funds and a sales tax exemption to help speed up the process.