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June 04, 2021 | Press Releases

Steube Attends Discussion with Florida Farm Bureau, Receives Friend of Farm Bureau Award

LAKE PLACID, FLA.—U.S. Representative Greg Steube (R-Fla.) attended a discussion with the Florida Farm Bureau to discuss challenges facing the agricultural community. Representatives from DeSoto, Highlands, Hardee, Glades, Okeechobee, Lee, and Sarasota counties were in attendance.

“Ensuring that American farmers have an advantage over foreign competition and are not burdened by counterproductive federal regulations is vital for Florida’s agricultural industry,” Steube said. “My team and I will continue to advocate for Florida’s farmers and ranchers as they navigate these challenges moving forward.”

Steube was also presented with the “Friend of Farm Bureau Award” for his efforts on behalf of growers and producers in Congress.

Earlier this Congress, Steube reintroduced several pro-U.S. agriculture bills to protect American Agriculture from Farm to Table. Included in this was the Moving H-2A to United States Department of Agriculture Act, which would relocate the H-2A visa program from the jurisdiction of the Department of Labor to the jurisdiction of the Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Steube also reintroduced the U.S. Citrus Protection Act to prohibit the importation of commercially produced fresh citrus fruit from China. Florida has over 47,000 commercial farms and ranches and is ranked first in the U.S. in value of production of oranges and grapefruits, with oranges’ annual production value over $1.07 billion. Florida’s 17th District produces more citrus than any other congressional district in the United States.