Georgia General Assembly Finishes Budget

Josh McGill Legislative, Top Posts

Heading into the final week of the 2017 Georgia legislative session, the General Assembly has wrapped up work on the budget for the next fiscal year. Georgia Agribusiness Council’s Bryan Tolar says the council is pleased with the strong support for agriculture. “The general assembly finished in record time this week,” Tolar says. “We were…

Catching Up with Representative Rick Roth on Capitol Hill

Abbey Taylor Legislative, Top Posts

Florida's 2017 legislative session is underway in Tallahassee. From Capitol Hill, Palm Beach County-native Representative Rick Roth reports on how his bills are faring and some important issues that have been discussed. Roth says he feels good about the way things have been going so far. As a businessman, he thinks he is in a…

Putnam Rallies Ag at Taste of Florida Reception

Josh McGill Legislative, Top Posts

The Taste of Florida Agriculture reception, held in Tallahassee on March 8, brought together friends of agriculture from every corner of the state for a night of fellowship. The reception is hosted by the Florida Farm Bureau as part of its annual Legislative Days event. Booths were set up between the historic Florida Capitol building…

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Senate Bill 10 Could Severely Impact Lake Okeechobee Communities

Abbey Taylor Legislative, Sugar, Top Posts

Florida's 2017 legislative session starts today, March 7. A major issue to be discussed during the session is Florida Senate President Joe Negron's land acquisition proposal. Sugar farmers in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) are fighting for their land as Sen. Negron's proposal moves through the Senate and the House. Senate Bill 10 proposes the…

Negron Tries to Bolster Case for Water Proposal

Josh McGill Industry News Release, Legislative

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, March 2, 2017......... It is "highly unlikely" Florida will get federal officials to turn over control of water releases from Lake Okeechobee, and the state will not get repaid if it advances money to fix the lake's Herbert Hoover Dike, Senate President Joe Negron…

The Trump Administration and the Migrant Workforce

Abbey Taylor Labor, Legislative, Top Posts

President Trump has been very clear about his stance on illegal immigration. America has already seen efforts to reform immigration policies. However, alterations to immigration policy could bring significant changes to the migrant workforce in the agriculture industry. Fritz Roka, an associate professor at the University of Florida’s Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, spoke…

Have Your Voice Heard at the Florida Farm Bureau Legislative Days

Abbey Taylor Legislative, Top Posts

The Florida Farm Bureau is hosting its annual Legislative Days in Tallahassee. The bureau's director of state legislative affairs, Adam Basford, is gearing up for the event and discussed the importance of attendance. The Florida Farm Bureau's Legislative Days allows members and stakeholders in the agriculture industry to speak with their elected officials about Florida…

Trump’s Wall and Mexican Trade

Abbey Taylor Legislative, Top Posts

The implementation of President Trump's wall on the Mexican border could alter the United States' trade relationship with Mexico. Fritz Roka, an associate professor at the University of Florida stationed at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, spoke with AgNet Media about the implications of the wall and its possible effect on Mexican trade.…