USDA Recovery Efforts for Hurricane Irma

Abbey Taylor Food Safety, Industry News Release, Top Posts, Weather

Contact: USDA Press, Phone: (202) 720-4623, Email: press@oc.usda.gov USDA Reminds Individuals and Small Businesses USDA Offers Disaster Assistance Programs to Help WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds rural communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses impacted Hurricane Irma that USDA has programs that provide assistance in the wake of disasters. USDA staff…

Hurricane Harvey Reinforces Concerns Over Herbert Hoover Dike at Lake Okeechobee

Abbey Taylor Industry News Release

Contact: Danielle Alvarez, (786) 586-3989, dalvarez@mercuryllc.com Farmers know firsthand just how unpredictable Mother Nature can be. We send our prayers to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and are reminded that, in Florida, we can’t ignore the lessons that come from communities inundated by Harvey’s flood waters. Hurricane Harvey is a reminder of Florida’s critical need to complete…

Georgia Congressional Delegation Fights for Specialty Crops

Abbey Taylor Industry News Release, NAFTA, Top Posts

Contact: Rachel Ledbetter, 202-225-6531 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, members of the Georgia Congressional Delegation, led by U.S. Representative Austin Scott (GA-08), sent a letter to Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative. The letter urges a separate domestic industry provision for perishable and seasonable products in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings through North American Free…

NIFA Invests $35 Million in Specialty Crop Research

Abbey Taylor Industry News Release, Research, Top Posts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 12 new grants totaling $35 million for science-based solutions and new technology for the specialty crop industry. Funding is made through the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. “Specialty crops generally fetch high value for the…

EAA Farmers Thank Governor Scott

Abbey Taylor Industry News Release, Top Posts

Contact: Danielle Alvarez (786) 586-3989 dalvarez@mercuryllc.com BELLE GLADE, Fla. – Following Florida Governor Rick Scott’s visit to the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA), leaders from communities south of Lake Okeechobee expressed gratitude for the governor’s leadership and urged him to continue advocating for the region. The following community and business leaders released statements immediately following Scott's visit to Belle Glade:…

Troutman Joins Lineup of Florida Ag Commissioner Hopefuls

Dan Cooper Industry News Release, Legislative, Top Posts

by Lloyd Dunkelberger News Service of Florida Former state Rep. Baxter Troutman entered the race for state agriculture commissioner on Monday, priming his Republican bid for a Cabinet seat with $2.5 million of his own money. “For two decades, I've been building a business and continuing my work in Florida agriculture,” Troutman, of Winter Haven,…

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Putnam, Graham Gear Up for Governor’s Race

Dan Cooper Industry News Release

By Dara Kam and Lloyd Dunkelberger The News Service of Florida Ending months of speculation, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam filed papers Monday to run for governor in 2018. The Republican's entree into the race to succeed Gov. Rick Scott, forced to leave office next year because of term limits, was little more than a…