Florida congressional delegation to meet, discuss state agriculture needs

The Florida congressional delegation will hold a special meeting Friday on agricultural issues.

U.S. Reps. Vern Buchanan and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Co-Chairs of the delegation, announced the meeting, which takes place at 8 a.m. Friday in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington.

The bipartisan gathering of lawmakers takes place as Congress develops a new farm bill, legislation typically passed every five years to address the specific needs of U.S. farms.

“Agriculture is critical to Florida, supporting an estimated 2.1 million jobs,” said Buchanan, a Longboat Key Republican.

“The congressional delegation is committed to supporting this vital industry to our state’s

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