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'Florida will Roll Out the Welcome Mat for Veterans and their Families'

August 8, 2017 - 3:45pm

On Tuesday, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam, who is running for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, delivered remarks at the Florida Chamber Foundation’s 2017 Military, Defense and Veterans Opportunities Summit. Below are excerpts from his remarks:

Give Thanks for America's Farmers, Growers and Ranchers

November 26, 2013 - 6:00pm

Millions of Florida families will gather together today around a table to share a feast of Thanksgiving. Among the many blessings we have to be thankful for are the farmers who work tirelessly to provide our nations bounty.

Food Safety Must Be a National Security Component

June 9, 2013 - 6:00pm

The recently proposed acquisition of Smithfield Foods by a Chinese company not only marks the largest acquisition of a U.S. company in history, but also highlights a strategic move by the worlds second largest economy to ensure they have enough food to feed their growing population over the long term.

Florida Needs a Stable, Reliable and Diverse Supply of Energy

August 14, 2012 - 6:00pm

Over the last century, the landscape of the energy industry has changed dramatically.

Count Agriculture Among Our Many Blessings

November 22, 2011 - 6:00pm

According to some historians, the first feast of thanks took place in St. Augustine in 1565, more than 50 years before what most of us were taught was the first Thanksgiving.

Army Corps' Repair of Unstable Dike Critical Factor in Level of Lake Okeechobee

July 24, 2011 - 6:00pm

All Floridians have been experiencing one of the most severe droughts in recent memory.

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