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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XXXV
AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, AND ANIMAL INDUSTRY
Chapter 604
GENERAL AGRICULTURAL LAWS
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F.S. 604.001
604.001 Public policy with respect to agricultural production.The Legislature declares that:
(1) It is the public policy of this state and the purpose of this act to achieve and maintain the production of agricultural commodities for food and fiber as an essential element for the survival of mankind.
(2) The production of agricultural commodities in this state is a large and basic industry that is important to the health and welfare of the people and to the economy of the state.
(3) A sound agricultural industry in this state requires the efficient and profitable use of water and energy and many other natural, commercial, and industrial resources.
(4) The efficient and profitable use of energy and water resources in agricultural production in this state is often difficult to achieve because of problems that are not well known or fully understood by the people, such as weather, climatic changes, and market conditions.
(5) It is important to the health and welfare of the people of this state and to the economy of the state that additional problems are not created for growers and ranchers engaged in the Florida agricultural industry by laws and regulations that cause, or tend to cause, agricultural production to become inefficient or unprofitable.
(6) The laws and regulations that have caused problems for agricultural production in this state have been due primarily to a lack of adequate and informed consideration of the adverse impact such laws and regulations would have on efficient and profitable agricultural production in this state.
History.s. 12, ch. 83-310.