industrial hemp

Nikki Fried Announces Members of New Hemp Advisory Committee

Dan Cooper Florida, Hemp, Industry News Release

Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried announced the members of her new Hemp Advisory Committee, which will help guide the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ hemp rulemaking process and the state’s emerging hemp industry development. Commissioner Fried is committed to Florida becoming a national leader on industrial hemp production. The appointment of committee members comes after the department held three workshops …


Commissioner Fried Hosts First Hemp Rulemaking Workshop in South Florida

Dan Cooper Florida, Hemp, Industry News Release, Top Posts

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried joined key Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) officials to host the first public hemp rulemaking workshop at Broward College in Pembroke Pines. “The upcoming state hemp program marks a new industrial revolution — after 80 years of stalled progress, we can finally put hemp to work for farmers, entrepreneurs and consumers here …


Commissioner Fried Statement to Congress on Cannabis Industry & Small Businesses

Dan Cooper Florida, Hemp, Industry News Release

Tallahassee, Fla. (FDACS) – The U.S. House Committee on Small Business held a hearing on opportunities for small businesses within the cannabis industry. Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried submitted a statement to committee chairwoman U.S. Rep. Nydia Velázquez for entry into the Congressional Record. Below is the statement in full, which can also be viewed on Twitter. Statement of the Honorable Nicole “Nikki” FriedU.S. House Committee …


Nikki Fried Announces New Water Policy Director

Dan Cooper Florida, Industry News Release, Water

Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried announced her appointment of Christopher Pettit as director of agricultural water policy for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Speaking outside the South Florida Water Management District, Fried highlighted Pettit’s background in water resources management in Florida and beyond. A livestream of the press conference may be viewed here. “Addressing our state’s water issues …