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Florida Senators, Congressmen Want USDA, FEMA Help as Panhandle Recovers From Hurricane Michael

While next week’s general elections continue to dominate Florida’s attention, members of the state’s congressional delegation continue to fight to help residents of the Panhandle impacted by Hurricane Michael. 
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USDA Expects Florida Citrus to Bounce Back After Rough Season Last Year

Thanks in large part to Hurricane Irma but with citrus greening continuing to plague the Sunshine State, last year Florida produced 49.58 million boxes, a far cry from the record high 244 million boxes back in the 1997-1998 season.

USDA Helps Welding Program in Hendry County Schools

Hendry County has the highest unemployment rate in Florida but the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) hopes to ensure public schools there can offer skills for the workplace. 

Al Lawson Helps Lake City Gateway Airport Secure Almost $7 Million in Federal Funds

This marks the first time in a decade that the airport is getting a major renovation.

Neil Combee Hopes Support of Donald Trump Helps His Chances in Central Florida GOP...

Combee had to resign from his appointment by Trump to the USDA to run for Congress. While he called the appointment an honor,  the call for help was enough for Combee to resign and roll the dice by running for Congress.
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Rick Scott Urges Budget Commission to Accept USDA Funds to Help Florida Citrus

On Wednesday, Scott called on the LBC to approve $340 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) fund to help citrus in Florida. The funds are part of a $2.3 billion federal package passed earlier in the year.