At a lunch meeting in Tallahassee, Florida, with representatives of many of the state’s agricultural organizations, Florida Agriculture Commissioner-Elect Nikki Fried told the group she plans to be a “champion for this industry” in her new role.
Several major issues facing Florida agriculture were discussed during the lunch meeting, which was the first meeting of its kind with Fried since she was confirmed in recent days as commissioner-elect.
Water issues and growing concerns about misinformation about agriculture were the issues at the top of the list.
In an interview with AgNet Media Founder and President Gary Cooper following the meeting, Fried reiterates her intention to govern the department in a bipartisan fashion, and do all she can to support the farmers and ranchers of Florida.
Listen to her brief comments:
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