WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. Vern Buchanan and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) will co-chair a bipartisan meeting of Florida’s 30-member congressional delegation Thursday, July 27th, to discuss some of the most pressing agriculture issues affecting the Sunshine State with a special focus on the upcoming 2023 Farm Bill. The House Agriculture Committee is expected to bring a Farm Bill to the House floor later this year.

“Agriculture is critical to Florida, supporting an estimated 2.1 million jobs,” said Buchanan. “The congressional delegation is committed to supporting this vital industry to our state’s economy. Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz and I look forward to welcoming our witnesses to Capitol Hill so the delegation can learn more about how we can ensure Florida’s agriculture sector continues to thrive.”

Wasserman Schultz said, “Florida agriculture is a vibrant source of jobs, cultural diversity and an economic driver in our state, and our delegation is firmly focused on providing the support this industry needs to flourish. Congressman Buchanan and I welcome the opportunity to learn more about how our delegation can best ensure in the upcoming farm bill that this vital economic sector succeeds.”

The panel will include:

  • Andrew Walmsley - Director of Legislative Affairs, Florida Farm Bureau Federation
  • Dr. Scott Angle - Senior Vice President, the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
  • Mike Risola – Director of Federal Affairs, Florida Department of Agriculture
  • Susan King - Board Chair of Feeding Florida and CEO of Feeding Northeast Florida

Media interested in attending should RSVP to Savannah.Plafker@mail.house.gov

WHO:          U.S. Reps. Buchanan, Wasserman Schultz, Bipartisan Florida Congressional Delegation, Key Stakeholders

WHAT:         Florida Delegation Meeting on Agriculture

WHEN:        Thursday, July 27th

                    8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

WHERE:      1100 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515