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

Statement by Commissioner Nikki Fried on International Trade Commission Vote on Imported Blueberries

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled that blueberries were not being imported into the United States in such quantities as to harm the domestic blueberry industry nationwide. Earlier this month, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki

Statement by FL Commissioner Nikki Fried on USTR Commitments to Seasonal Produce Protections

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried offered the following statement regarding formal commitments recently made by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to protect American seasonal produce growers from unfair trade practices harming the industry.

FL Commissioner Nikki Fried Issues Statement to Congress on Aquaculture

In Florida, aquaculture is a $77 million industry, with over 700 aquaculture leases covering 2,700 submerged acres; the industry produces over 1,500 varieties of fish, plants, crustaceans, mollusks, corals, reptiles, and other marine products for food and non-food markets.