ALERT!!! WRITE NOW! FRESH from FLORIDA PROGRAM FACING BIG BUDGET CUTS! TIME TO CALL/ EMAIL Legislators NOW!
Florida farmers' first line of defense against imports the Fresh from Florida program is facing major cuts!
WRITE NOW! TIME RUNNING SHORT!
Imagine consumers walking into grocery stores not only in Florida but across our Country and there is little or no more Fresh from Florida signage nor labels . Plus little or no more commercials and advertising what our Florida growers have available for sale? 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.
Here are the facts, " Fresh From Florida was funded at $7.3 million last year and this year Commissioner Fried has requested that the program is funded around $10 million. The House budget would reduce funding all the way down to $1.3 million. The Senate budget is currently at $5.8 million." - Florida Ag Watch Want to help save a farmer? Help us help them keep the Fresh from Florida program fully funded, not minimally. Below is a flyer to educate every single Florida Legislator and the Governors or take the info from that flyer to educate as you contact Legislators . Saying we want the program fully funded is one thing, backing up with facts is crucial and that flyer has research facts! Call and email your Florida Legislators TODAY! 1. Contact your Florida House of Representative https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/myrepresentative.aspx 2.Contact your Florida Senators - https://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/Find - 3. Contact Florida Governor Ron Desantis- https://www.flgov.com/email-the-governor/
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