USDA Approves Florida Request for Online Groceries with SNAP Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced approval of Florida’s request to provide online grocery purchases through the SNAP program.

Commissioner Nikki Fried Issues Emergency Order on Florida Eggs During COVID-19

Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried issued an emergency order waiving certain packaging and labeling requirements for eggs sold at Florida retail food establishments.

FL Department of Ag Offers Guidance on COVID-19 Food Safety for Consumers, Food Establishments During National Consumer Protection Week

March 1-7, 2020 is National Consumer Protection Week. With Florida’s first presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) identified this week, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is providing guidance to consumers and food retailers/establishments on food safety to mitigate infection risk.

Statement by Commissioner Nikki Fried on Florida Citrus Production Update

“Today’s updated citrus forecast is encouraging – it’s a direct result of the fortitude of Florida citrus growers who have faced natural disasters, citrus greening, and other obstacles, but continue working hard to produce our state’s signature crop.”

Florida Set to Receive Funds as U.S. Department of Agriculture Awards 200M to Agriculture Organizations

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a $200 million award to 57 organizations through the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program to help the nation’s agriculture community identify and access new export markets. The Florida Department of Citrus was one of the specified organizations and is set to receive $550,000 in funding to promote citrus in various new markets.