Tag: Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Staff ReportsJanuary 26, 2017

Clay Hollis and Andrew Liebert are joining the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam announced Thursday that Hollis would serve as the director of external affairs, while Liebert will serve as the deputy legislative affairs director. “Clay and Andrew are both great additions to our team, and their professional experience will […]

Jim RosicaJune 13, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is asking Floridians to do a little research before donating to any cause for victims of Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando. Before making a donation, he said in a Monday press release to check on a charity in the department’s “Gift Givers’ Guide” at FreshFromFlorida.com. “Charitable organizations are required to register with the Florida […]

Jim RosicaJune 13, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, whose office also handles security guard licenses and concealed carry permits, says the Orlando shooter held security guard licenses that allowed him to carry firearms. Putnam spoke Monday to a group of reporters outside the state’s Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee. The commissioner said Omar Mateen of Fort Pierce had a “D” license […]

Jim RosicaMay 26, 2016

The state’s Department of Agriculture is asking a court to speed up its handling of a public records lawsuit involving an animal research lab. The department filed its answer Wednesday in Leon County circuit civil court. That filing reveals the case “was triggered by a public records request by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).” It’s not […]

Jim RosicaDecember 15, 2015

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is backing new legislation aimed at cutting down identity theft at self-serve gasoline pumps. Putnam, whose department inspects gas pumps at the state’s 8,000 retail service stations, on Tuesday got behind two bills (HB 761/SB 912) filed last month by House Republican Leader Dana Young of Tampa and state Sen. Anitere Flores […]

Ryan RayAugust 10, 2015

The Florida Department Agriculture & Consumer Services announced Monday that longtime agency employee Darica Smith has been promoted to the position of director of marketing. In a news release from Commissioner Adam Putnam, the department welcomed Smith to her new role. “During her time at the department, Darica has proven herself to be a strong leader with […]

Ryan RayJuly 14, 2015

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam made an announcement Tuesday morning that the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service’s well-known “Fresh From Florida” campaign is getting results. According to the announcement Florida-grown fruits and vegetables marketed through the state program now appear in 12,357 retail stores in 26 countries, with more than 4,000 of those stores lying outside the United […]


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