Tag Archives: Department of Agriculture

The Point, Jan. 4, 2023: DeSantis sworn in for second term as governor

Subscribe to The Point, arriving in your inbox Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. The stories near you • WUFT News: Remembering Rosewood: Descendants mark racial violence that razed Florida town 100 years ago. “Next week, during the centennial anniversary of the violence, descendants and impacted communities will commemorate the Rosewood …

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Alachua County will spend $2.5M in federal aid on a publicly-owned meat processing facility

The Alachua County Commission unanimously voted at a special meeting Tuesday to spend $2.5 million for a new United States Department of Agriculture-certified meat processing facility in Newberry. The $2.5 million is part of the $52.25 million in federal funds allocated to Alachua County through the American Rescue Plan Act, …

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Hurricane Ian’s estimated impact on Florida agriculture industry tops $1 billion

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released the preliminary damage assessment for agriculture, following Hurricane Ian. According to Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried, the loss is estimated between $1,180,714,303 and $1,888,305,886.  Those losses don’t just include damage to crops, but also losses to agriculture production and infrastructure. According …

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