Take a Deep Dive into the Farm Bill at the Citrus & Specialty Crop Expo

The farm bill debate continues and may stretch into next year. Specialty crop interests have stepped up to ensure their voice is heard and represented in the debate. Tori Rumenik, director of supply chain and commodity services for the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA), will be discussing industry priorities during the Citrus & Specialty Crop Expo taking place Aug. 21–22 at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.

“The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance, of which FFVA is a co-chair, is hard at work to ensure the next farm bill represents specialty crop industry priorities, including research, innovation, crop insurance and trade. Investments like these are vital to maintaining and enhancing the competitiveness of specialty crop growers across the United States and to supporting a healthier America,” Rumenik says. “Negotiations are ongoing, and we continue to appreciate the work of many in Congress who have expressed their strong support for specialty crop investment.

“The status quo does not work for our industry. In fact, a modest investment could be transformative for specialty crop growers across the United States, who historically have not been served by farm bills in the same way as other commodities.”

Rumenik will sit down with Frank Giles, AgNet Media editor-in-chief, to discuss the legislation’s progress in getting passed and dig deeper into specialty crop priorities during the Expo’s general session on the morning of Aug. 21. Don’t miss this important conversation and all that the Citrus & Specialty Crop Expo has to offer.

To learn more details about the event and to register online, visit CitrusExpo.net.