agricultural Agriculture Commissioner Rallies Support For Hemp Industry By Jim Turner • Jun 18, 2019 Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried on Friday encouraged supporters of a new state hemp industry to tell Gov. Ron DeSantis to sign a bill that would lead to a regulatory framework for the crop. Agriculture Industry Takes Big Hit In Hurricane By News Service of Florida • Nov 12, 2018 USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service / Wikimedia Creative Commons Florida’s agriculture industry suffered nearly $1.49 billion in damages from Hurricane Michael, with timber growers the hardest hit, the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said Friday. Lawmakers Poised To Approve Citrus Farmer Money By News Service of Florida • Jul 19, 2018 Amy Green / WMFE Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday urged the Joint Legislative Budget Commission to approve $340 million in federal block grant funding to help the state’s hurricane-ravaged citrus industry.