Statement by Commissioner Nikki Fried on June Citrus Forecast

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its June forecast for Florida citrus in the final forecast for the 2021-22 season, which predicts a slight increase over the May forecast in Florida’s overall orange production while overall grapefruit production slightly decreased. In response to the updated forecast, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried released the following statement.

FL Commissioner Nikki Fried: ITC Reports Confirm Mexican Imports Devastating Florida Farmers

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried made the following statement in response to reports released last week by the non-partisan U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) concerning the effect of imports on the domestic seasonal squash and cucumber markets. The ITC reports confirm unfair practices have fueled the explosive growth of Mexican fruit and vegetable imports resulting in grave harm to American producers, demonstrating a clear need for the federal government to provide timely and effective relief for impacted farmers in Florida and other seasonal crop states.

Commissioner Nikki Fried and FDACS to Host 2022 Taste of Florida Agriculture Reception

On Tuesday, November 30, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) will host the 2022 Taste of Florida Agriculture Reception from 5:00 – 7:00pm at the Capitol Courtyard.

FL Ag Commissioner Nikki Fried Releases New FDACS Report Alleging $4B Economic Impact of Unfair Mexican Agricultural Trade

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried released a report prepared by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Division of Marketing and Development showing 10-20% in annual lost sales of Florida seasonal producers because of expanded Mexican imports, resulting in an overall economic impact of $1.99 to $3.99 billion.

FL Ag Commissioner Nikki Fried Backs Congressional Bill Defending Domestic Produce Production

The Defending Domestic Produce Production Act was reintroduced in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, which would help seasonal produce and specialty crop growers fight unfair trade practices by nations including Mexico