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USDA: Florida Orange Production Down 23 Percent From Last Season

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its final citrus forecast for the 2021-2022 which shows the production of Florida oranges continues to decline. “The United States all orange forecast...

USDA Sending More than $35 Million to Help Rural Businesses, Including Hotels, in Florida

Last week, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Sec. Tom Vilsack announced that more than $35 million in federal funds is headed to Florida. The funds are part of $770 million from the USDA going to...

Greg Steube, Darren Soto Offer Proposal to Help Farmers Impacted by Freezes

Two congressmen from Florida--Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Steube and Democrat U.S. Rep. Darren Soto--teamed up this week on a bill to “protect farmers impacted by crop-damaging freezes.” Steube introduced the “Temperature Endorsement for Multi-Peril Policies...

Marco Rubio Calls on USDA to Offer Agricultural Production Flexibilities Amid Global Food Shortages

U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Cynthia Lummis, R-Wy., sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack urging him to allow flexibilities for prime agricultural lands under the Conservation Reserve Program...

USDA Declares Disaster for Florida Counties Impacted by January Freeze

This week, U.S. Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack declared a disaster for Florida agriculture hit by a freeze in January. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) found that Broward, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough,...

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...

Enterprise Florida Announces Northwest Florida Named a Sentinel Landscape

On Thursday, Enterprise Florida announced that Northwest Florida has been designated as a new Sentinel Landscape. The Sentinel Landscapes Partnership is a coalition of federal agencies, state and local governments, and non-governmental organizations that work...

Ron DeSantis Has Officials Tour Florida Farms Hit by Record Freeze

Last week, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Sec. Dane Eagle and Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) Director Kevin Guthrie toured Florida orange groves, vegetable farms, and sugar cane fields to survey damage...

Ron DeSantis Asks USDA for Disaster Declaration to Help Florida Farmers Hit by Freezing...

On Tuesday, Gov, Ron DeSantis requested that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issue a Disaster Declaration for counties impacted by freezing temperatures. In his letter, DeSantis also requested any assistance available under the Farm...

Joe Biden Names Lakeisha Hood to be Director for Rural Development in Florida and...

President Joe Biden has selected Lakeisha Hood to be the State Director for Rural Development in Florida and U.S. Virgin Islands. Hood was one of eight Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Directors and three...

Tom Vilsack: USDA Sending $14.3 Million to Help Rural Infrastructure in Florida

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Sec. Tom Vilsack and Acting State Director for Rural Development Jason Brower for Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands announced last week that USDA is investing $14,371,400 to build...

USDA Sending $6.5 Million Towards Projects in Florida

At the end of last week, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Acting State Director for Rural Development Jason Brower for Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands announced that USDA is investing $6,516,900 toward five...
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