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Nikki Fried Calls on Sonny Perdue to Use Coronavirus Stimulus to Help Distribute Florida...

Fried urged Perdue to use crops from Florida for “food banks, school meal programs and other federal food purchase programs” to distribute.

Florida Delegation Calls on USDA to Buy More Produce From Local Farms During Coronavirus...

The Florida delegation on Capitol Hill is calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to buy more produce from local farms as the nation continues to face the coronavirus crisis.

FDACS Issues Additional Guidance Regarding COVID-19

On Thursday, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued additional guidance regarding COVID-19 for the agriculture industry, consumers, and regulated industries.
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Ross Spano Hosts Agriculture Roundtable Featuring Sonny Perdue

The event focused on the Trump administration’s efforts to protect American farmers including the impact of the USMCA trade agreement. The event also showcased an event that will be held in Plant City next month from the U.S. Agriculture and Commerce Departments and the Office of the United States Trade Representative which will focus on agricultural trade issues. 
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North Florida Congressmen Differ on Sonny Perdue’s SNAP Reforms

While Democrats on Capitol Hill ripping the new policies, insisting hundreds of thousands of Americans could be taken off SNAP, Purdue insisted it will save billions of taxpayer dollars and encourage more Americans to enter the workforce.

Florida Delegation Asks USDA to Increase Funding for Orange Juice Purchase

This week, the Florida delegation, led by U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., wrote U.S. Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue requesting the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) increase funding for orange juice purchase in Florida to $90 million, doubling the initial allocation from this past summer.

Alcee Hastings Calls on USDA to Ensure Belle Glade Centers are Safe and Sanitary

On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., wrote U.S. Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue expressing deep concern with the ongoing housing conditions present in the Okeechobee/Osceola Centers, insisting they are not safe.