Florida farmer's first line of defense against imports the Fresh from Florida program is in jeopardy!
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Imagine consumers walking into Publix or other grocery stores not only in Florida but across our Country and there is no more Fresh from Florida signage nor labels. How are our Florida farmers to increase awareness as they battle imports which are literally closing down our family farms?
While Florida can find the funds to advertise the #1 economic generator - tourism, this year the Florida Legislature wants to do massive cuts to a program that advertises the #2 economic generator - Florida agriculture. I'm not the only one asking people to write Florida Farm Bureau Federation and the Florida Cattlemen Assoc. are very concerned and asking people to write their Florida Legislators too.
Cuts like these would cripple and there is talk it could even cause this program to shut down if the budget goes the way the House suggested.
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