Locally and Globally, the Impacts of Florida’s Agriculture Industry are Undeniable
By: Florida Chamber of Commerce
NAFTA and Hurricane Irma’s impacts on Florida’s agriculture industry are the topics of discussion on the latest edition of the Florida Chamber’s Bottom Line public affairs program. Adam Basford, Director of Legislative Affairs for the Florida Farm Bureau, shares how both have had an economic impact on this pillar of Florida’s economy.
“We entered session talking about disaster. Hurricane Irma had a huge impact on the state as a whole and agriculture specifically. About $2 billion worth of damage was done to agriculture through Hurricane Irma,” BASFORD said. “Florida continues to be a major player in the agriculture world. I guarantee you in 2030, Florida agriculture is going to be standing here working hard to produce food and other things that we as Americans need.”
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