Tag: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
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The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said Friday it will investigate a roller-coaster derailment Thursday night in Daytona Beach, though state inspectors had been at the site hours before the accident. “First and foremost, we’re concerned about the individuals who were injured last night. Their well-being and recovery is of the utmost importance,” […]

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Maintaining Florida’s water supply, while balancing the growing needs of residents, farmers, tourists and businesses, is a priority for the candidates seeking to replace Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. The issue involves helping preserve diverse ecosystems, such as the Everglades and natural springs, without scuttling the economy. Candidates for Agriculture Commissioner are putting forward a […]

Peter SchorschNovember 23, 2017
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It’s time to talk turkey. And stuffing, pie, football and 4 a.m. lines outside your favorite store. Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the winter holiday season; the first stop in a month of non-stop holiday parties and celebrations. It’s also a day for Americans to reflect on what they’re grateful for, something that is especially […]

Jim RosicaNovember 9, 2017
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As Florida’s citrus industry “seeks consideration for federal emergency funding,” a U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast Thursday “confirmed a continuing decline in production due to Hurricane Irma’s impact on this season’s crop,” the Florida Department of Citrus said in a press release. “The report predicts Florida orange production for 2017-18 at 50 million boxes of oranges, a 27 percent […]

News Service Of FloridaOctober 16, 2017
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Florida farmers in 44 counties may be eligible for federal loans to help cover damage inflicted by Hurricane Irma, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced. Still, Florida might have to wait months for broader federal assistance to the agriculture industry, which sustained more than $2.5 billion in losses from the storm. U.S. Agriculture Secretary […]


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