Agriculture represents the second-largest industry in Florida. For a state as large and dynamic as ours, this means agriculture impacts a lot of people--and a lot of jobs.
As one of three Floridians on the House Committee on Agriculture, I am committed to putting my 30 years of experience working directly with farmers and ranchers as a large-animal veterinarian to work for you.
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Recently, there have been a variety of stories in the news reflecting extensive fraud and abuse of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps). In New Jersey alone, a grocery store employee admitted he took part in a $1.9 million SNAP fraud scheme, and separately, a couple admitted to exchanging over $4.5 million in SNAP benefits for cash across a period of four years. In Massachusetts, an individual used 75 different Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards to buy over $250,000 in food for his wife’s restauran
Storms and record flooding continue to bedevil much of the farm belt with places like Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas with many farmers fighting for survival and trying desperately to catch up on planting cycles in areas where the water has receded.
Washington D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (FL-3) released the following statement on the House's passage of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2157 - Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act:
The American Farm Bureau Federation and Florida Farm Bureau today presented Rep. Theodore Yoho (R-Fla.) with AFBF’s Golden Plow award. The Golden Plow is the highest honor the organization gives to sitting members of Congress.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has teamed up fellow Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb. to champion the “Transporting Livestock Across America Safely (TLAAS) Act,” which reforms federal regulation on how haulers transport livestock across the country by changing the Hours of Service (HOS) regulations for livestock haulers.
Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Florida, along with Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., are taking the lead on the proposal in the House.
Rubio weighed in on the bill this week.
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), released statements addressing short-sighted criticism by lawmakers and industry groups on the Trump Administration’s decision to terminate a suspension agreement between the Department of Commerce and Mexican tomato exporters.
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and U.S. Representative Ted Yoho
(R-FL) applauded the U.S. Department of Commerce’s announcement to withdraw from the flawed 2013 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico that has allowed unfair competition to increasingly put U.S. tomato growers out of business.
Washington, D.C. ― Today, U.S. Representative Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) applauded the U.S. Department of Commerce’s announcement to withdraw from the flawed 2013 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico that has allowed unfair competition to put U.S. tomato growers out of business. Today’s decision will provide for a May 7th deadline for the resumption of the U.S. anti-dumping investigation on fresh tomatoes from Mexico and allow for the effective enforcement of U.S. trade laws.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, (R-Fla.) have gathered bipartisan support from dozens of House and Senate colleagues in a push to terminate the suspension agreement between the Department of Commerce and Mexican tomato growers.
Forty-six legislators have signed a letter from Rubio to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, urging him to immediately end the suspension agreement, which sets floor prices for Mexican tomatoes entering the U.S. and bars U.S. growers from seeking anti-dumping charges against Mexican exporters.
A bill that was proposed in the last session of Congress has been reintroduced in an effort to make Electronic Logging Device (ELD) and hours of service regulations work for livestock transporters.
On Jan. 10, Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) reintroduced the Transporting Livestock Across America Safely (TLAAS) Act H.R.487.