During Wednesday evening’s Florida Cattlemen Association legislative reception festivities near the state Capitol, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Ben Albritton said water issues abound in discussion circles this year.
In this brief report, Albritton emphasized agriculture’s presence in the legislative process is critical. He added that the facts about agriculture must be heard above misinformation and misguided rhetoric that too often are left to define the industry. While his role in the Senate allows for a farming voice among the lawmakers, he said grassroots producers are most effective and important with their firsthand experience and direct knowledge of the issues and potential impacts of various proposals being considered.
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