Having a safe and affordable food supply is important to every American. Agriculture is critical to our state’s economy and jobs. As the former General Counsel of the Florida Department of Citrus and my career as a food lawyer, I have worked to support and protect our state’s agriculture from illegal and unfair practices that harm producers and consumers.
In Congress, I’ll continue to fight for our local farmers, ranchers, growers and farm workers to ensure we remain globally competitive. Specifically, I’ll ensure that our local agriculture concerns are addressed in the Farm bill, we get funding for important disease and pest research, our farm products get access to foreign markets and our our jobs and safe food supply are protected.
Additionally, I’ll also work to ensure that the Federal government aggressively enforces existing agricultural trade laws, rigorously investigates industries that “dump” products to undermine our local producers, and ensure that agricultural labor is protected.