GOVERNOR BUSH, GROWERS TO SEEK FEDERAL HURRICANE RELIEF FUNDS
While touring storm-hit agricultural areas of the state with Ag Commissioner Charles Bronson Thursday (November 10), Florida Governor Jeb Bush told reporters he intends to ask the federal government for additional financial assistance for the industry, especially for larger farm operations, which are not eligible for current grants and low-interest loans created for smaller farms.
Florida agriculture took a more than $2.2 billion hit from hurricanes Dennis, Katrina, Rita and Wilma.
In addition to the governors efforts, FFVA is working with key members of Florida's congressional delegation, in cooperation with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and other industry groups, to develop a disaster assistance proposal for consideration by lawmakers.
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