2016 Field to the Hill


whitehouseFlorida Farm Bureau members advocated successfully during its annual Field to the Hill trip to meet with Florida’s congressional delegation April 12-14. All the appropriations requests have been included in their respective bills.

A special thank you to the following:

  • Congressman Carlos Curbelo for Oriental Fruit Fly language directing FSA to make funds available to affected growers
  •  Congressman Ted Yoho for UF/IFAS Animal Diagnostic Lab funding priority language
  •  Congressman Tom Rooney for citrus greening funding levels
  •  Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz for UF/IFAS Fort Pierce/ARS  language to prioritize funding
  •  Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart and Congresswoman Wasserman-Schultz for Customs & Border Protection port inspection language to fund unfilled positions

Also included:

  • Defunding rider for Waters of the United States
  • Priority language for Food Safety Modernization Act roll


View photos from the trip here.