Tag: Rural and Family Lands Protection Program

Danny McAuliffeAugust 14, 2018

The Florida Cabinet is moving forward with the purchase of a large parcel of land in Highlands County to ensure its preservation. On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott and Cabinet members Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam authorized the $5,528,250 buy of the specified 2,457 acres of ranchland, […]

Peter SchorschMarch 29, 2017

Short take: Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is shocked — shocked — that the House flatlined funding for his department’s Rural and Family Lands Protection Program. He also was gobsmacked over what he called a “political assault” on Fresh From Florida. “Gutting the Fresh From Florida program will hurt Florida’s small farms the most, their ability to raise awareness […]

Ryan RayJune 6, 2015

The business-backed Associated Industries of Florida’s H2O Coalition has weighed in on the ongoing budget talks, signaling their opposition to funding for acquisition of ecologically sensitive land favored by environmentalists. AIF’s Senior Vice President for State and Federal Affairs Brewster Bevis issued a statement, prior to Saturday morning’s budget conference meetings, on behalf of the pro-industry water […]

Bruce RitchieApril 21, 2015

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said Tuesday the 2015 Legislative session is going well from a policy standpoint including a water bill his department is supporting. SB 918/HB 7003 eliminate a Lake Okeechobee pollution permitting program, set deadlines for establishing minimum flow levels for springs, requires review of springs cleanup plans and places a Central Florida […]


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