Tag: disaster

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After farmers and ranchers sustained heavy damage in Hurricane Irma, candidates for state Agriculture Commissioner are offering a variety of approaches to make Florida’s food chain more resilient before future natural disasters. Sen. Denise Grimsley, a Sebring Republican, wants the state to expand on a temporary relief package for farmers that the Legislature rolled out […]

News Service Of FloridaFebruary 9, 2018
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State lawmakers continue to craft tax relief for Florida’s storm-battered citrus industry, as President Donald Trump signed off Friday on billions of dollars in much-anticipated federal disaster relief. A spending bill approved by Congress and Trump includes nearly $90 billion for disaster relief, with $2.36 billion aimed at assisting the agriculture industry for losses from […]

Scott PowersNovember 1, 2017
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Confusion and concern are mounting as Central Florida governments working with Puerto Rican and Virgin Island evacuees await direction from state and federal officials, leaders of Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties warned Wednesday. In a letter Wednesday to Florida Division of Emergency Management Interim Director Wesley Maul and copied to FEMA Administrator William Long and […]


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