With the recent defeat of the Farm Bill in the U.S. House of Representatives, Putnam says Florida has a lot to lose if lawmakers don’t come to an agreement. “There is a lot of money in there, a lot of programs to support the Florida Everglades, the northern Everglades, the spring sheds, Lake Okeechobee as well as research and marketing,” Putnam tells Sachs. “They are going to have to regroup and figure out how to put Humpty Dumpty back together again.”
Putnam also talks about why he quietly launched his re-election campaign without making a formal announcement. “Well I’m not being so quiet about it now,” Commissioner Putnam said. “We filed paperwork toward the end of the legislative session when we were focused on the business at hand.” Putnam addresses those issues and more on Florida “NewsMakers.”
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