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Ag industry objects to senator’s “war against farmers”

A group of 57 agricultural entities sent a letter on Monday to Senate President Joe Negron, admonishing him for a memo he wrote to his Senate colleagues about HB 761, which would require the South Florida Water Management District to buy property in the Everglades Agricultural Area and build a 60,000-acre reservoir for water storage. “This memorandum is just the latest fusillade in what can only be described as a war on your part against farmers south of Lake Okeechobee, the hard-working men and women we employ and the communities in which they and their families live,” the letter states. More here.

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