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Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018 12:00 am | Updated: 12:13 pm, Sat Aug 25, 2018.

Listen up friends. This is only a once in a lifetime that we have the opportunity to elect a person from this area to represent us in Tallahassee as the Commissioner of Agriculture, Mayor Jeff Porter. We need Mayor Jeff Porter, who is one of us who was born in Homestead and raised in the South Dade area, who knows our needs and will do what is best for us down here instead of someone else up the road who does not even know where Homestead and Florida City are. Mayor Jeff Porter cannot do it alone. He needs all of our help. He has kept his word on everything he has said and done.

Most people think that the Commissioner of Agriculture only deals with agriculture. WRONG, far from it.

The office of the Commissioner of Agriculture is not only in charge of agriculture farming, but is in charge of other divisions as well; Department of Weapons, Department of Energy, Department of Water, Department of Organization, Department of Agricultureal Environmental Service, Department of Animal Industry, Department of Aquaculture, Department of Consumer Services, Department of Florida Forest Service, Department of Food Safety, Department of Food, Nutrition and Wellness, Department of Fruit and Vegetables, Department of Licensing, Department of Marketing and Development, Department of Plant Industry, Department of Agricultural Water Policy, an office of Department of Cabinet Affairs, Department of Communications, Department of Energy, Office of General Counsel, Office of Inspector General, with a total budget of $1,757,248,556 (one billion, seven hundrend fifty seven million, two hundred forty eight thousand, five hundred fifty six dollars).

Overview: The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services supports and promotes Florida agriculture, protects the environment, safeguards consumers, and ensure the safety and wholesomeness of food. The following document provides a detailed history of the office, it’s functions, powers and duties, as well as priorities and initiative of the current Commissioner.

I don’t know about you, but I would rather have someone like Mayor Jeff Porter representing me and my family than someone up the road who does not even know where Homestead or Florida City are.

Think about it ! This is our time !!!

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