Grower Gives Farm Bill Input on Labor and Research

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Labor was a hot topic during the farm bill listening session on June 24 in Gainesville, Florida. The meeting was an opportunity for growers and industry leaders to voice their opinions on what they would like to see in the 2018 farm bill. Danny Johns of Blue Sky Farms is a fourth-generation potato farmer, a Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association …

Panetta Recognizes Similar Problems for U.S. Growers

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The problems faced by growers in California are some of the same issues faced in places such as Florida and Georgia, Jimmy Panetta of California’s 20th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives says. “Coming from the specialty crop capital … the salad bowl of the world, Salinas Valley, you realize that we’re not alone,” Panetta says. Panetta says …

Yoho Honored to Host First Farm Bill Listening Session

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Ted Yoho, Florida’s 3rd district representative, was excited to host the first Farm Bill listening session in his district on June 24. He said these sessions are crucial if the House Agriculture Committee is to create a Farm Bill that will pass on the first round, and he was honored to host the committee in Gainesville for the first stop …

Natural Resource Meeting Explains Farm Bill Programs, Seeks Recommendations

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Gainesville, Fla. – In an effort to assist agricultural producers in meeting their land management goals while protecting our natural resources, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will conduct a State Technical Advisory Committee meeting August 17 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Doyle Conner Agriculture …

Representatives Participate in Farm Bill Listening Session

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“The Next Farm Bill, Conversations in the Field,” a House Agriculture Committee listening session, took place on June 24 in Gainesville, Florida. After the session, representatives serving on the House Agriculture Committee gave comments on the session and some of the reoccurring themes that were brought up by the farmers who attended. Florida Representative Neal Dunn commented on the complexities …

Ag Industry Gives Input on Farm Bill

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A House Agriculture Committee listening session, “The Next Farm Bill, Conversations in the Field,” took place on June 24 in Gainesville, Florida. Those who attended the farm bill hearing spoke about how they are affected by policies in their daily lives. Farmers, ranchers and stakeholders were encouraged to tell how the bill affects them so that the representatives could hear …

Farm Bill Listening Session in Gainesville

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“The Next Farm Bill, Conversations in the Field,” a House Agriculture Committee listening session, is taking place tomorrow, June 24, in Gainesville, Florida. The session is a great opportunity for farmers to speak about policies and how they are directly impacted by them in the field. House Committee members and Chairman Michael Conaway highly encourage people within the industry to …

Perdue Hosts Mexico and Canada Agriculture Leaders in his Home State

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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue hosted his counterparts from Mexico and Canada in an event held in Savannah, Georgia, where they toured the Georgia Ports Authority and took a farm tour, and to participate in a series of meetings preparing for the upcoming renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). There is a lot of uncertainty as to what …