Tag: Florida Farm Bureau

Mitch PerryJanuary 31, 2018

While distracted driving from smartphone use is leading to even more car accidents and deaths, Florida remains one of only four states in the U.S. where texting-while-driving is a secondary offense, meaning law enforcement officers can just cite a motorist if they’ve committed another moving violation. Legislation making way through the Florida Legislature this Session […]

Peter SchorschNovember 8, 2017

Self-described “conservative” cattle rancher and agribusiness woman Josie Tomkow filed her paperwork Tuesday in the special election expected to take place following the presumed exit of state Rep. Neil Combee, who was appointed to a position at the USDA last week. Tomkow is a third-generation cattle rancher and has been involved in Florida’s beef industry since birth, according […]

Anne LindbergSeptember 28, 2016

The Florida Farm Bureau-Pinellas has endorsed four Republicans running for re-election to the state House of Representatives. Reps. Chris Latvala, House District 67, and Larry Ahern, HD 66, received contribution checks from Farm Bureau-Pinellas board members Leslie Waters and Fred Petty during the group’s annual dinner earlier this month. Waters is mayor of Seminole and […]

Peter SchorschJuly 13, 2016

The agriculture group Florida Farm Bureau Federation said Wednesday sugar isn’t as culpable for the harmful Indian River Lagoon and St. Lucie River algal blooms as some groups contend. “Special interest groups have targeted agriculture as the sole cause of these blooms to promote buying more land for a ‘flow way’ south of Lake Okeechobee, […]

Peter SchorschApril 5, 2016

State Sen. Wilton Simpson is letting the “love flow” in his re-election bid to the Florida Senate. The Trilby Republican is hosting a special fundraising barbecue dinner and concert Thursday, April 21, featuring the Bellamy Brothers, the pop-country duo best known for their crossover 1976 hit “Let Your Love Flow.” Simpson is a highly regarded […]

Peter SchorschNovember 26, 2015

corbellaWith all the talk of beleaguered immigrants seeking refuge in America, the true meaning of Thanksgiving is all too poignant this year. We’ve all seen the words “turkey” and “lobbyist” in the same sentence before. But, more than likely, this referred to the role of special interests in securing political pork for clients. Indeed, Florida’s […]

Diane RobertsAugust 21, 2014

When he’s not dodging questions about his trip to the King Ranch, Congressman Steve Southerland is touting a bill to help struggling polluters. See, that socialist Clean Water Act messes with his BFFs at Florida Power and Light, the Florida Farm Bureau, and the Homebuilders Association. Dagnabbit, somebody has to stand up for run-off! Southerland’s […]


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