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  • Senator Rubio: ‘If we don’t have replanting, we’re going to lose the industry.’
    On July 21, 2016, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) visited the Lakeland area to tour a citrus grove affected by citrus greening.  Senator Rubio was joined by Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. They visited Gapway Groves in Auburndale to meet with growers and industry leaders to discuss the grave problem facing Florida’s citrus industry. Rubio […]
  • Senator Rubio and Commissioner Putnam Visit Florida Citrus Grove
    U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is at Gapway Groves in Auburndale today to see firsthand the plague facing Florida’s citrus industry. Senator Rubio is joined by Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam on a tour of a grove impacted by citrus greening. Both Senator Rubio and Commissioner Putnam are key advocates in the fight against […]
  • Rubio, Nelson Urge Senate Leaders To Address Citrus Greening in Tax Legislation
      RUBIO, NELSON URGE SENATE LEADERS TO ADDRESS CITRUS GREENING IN TAX LEGISLATION LATER THIS YEAR (Washington, D.C.- July 21, 2016: News Release from office of Sen. Rubio) – U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) today urged Senate leaders of both parties to make citrus greening a priority in tax legislation expected […]
  • Editorial: Florida’s Controversial Algae Bloom
    Comments from AgNet Media’s Gary Cooper and a Guest Commentary from a Former Florida Lawmaker As a Florida native having grown up on a small farm in eastern Palm Beach County, I’ve had firsthand knowledge of South Florida’s algae blooms for decades. As a professional journalist dedicated to the ag news beat in Florida for […]
  • South Florida Algae Bloom
    The algal blooms in Lake Okeechobee, the Caloosahatchee River and the Indian River Lagoon have gained national coverage and become quite a controversial topic. The blue-green algae, called cyanobacteria, has affected individuals, businesses and farming in South Florida. Charles Shinn, director of government and community affairs for the Florida Farm Bureau Federation, says that Farm […]