To conduct a hearing concerning the amendment of the Tobacco Production Research Marketing Order. The Department has received application of 10 percent of the affected producers via the Tobacco Production Research Advisory Council who state they ...  


  • The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited.
    DATE AND TIME: Monday, February 16, 2009, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
    PLACE: Florida Farm Bureau Suwannee, 407 Dowling Avenue, S. E., Live Oak, Florida 32064, (386)362-1274
    GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: To conduct a hearing concerning the amendment of the Tobacco Production Research Marketing Order. The Department has received application of 10 percent of the affected producers via the Tobacco Production Research Advisory Council who state they have reason to believe that an increase in the rate of assessment under the marketing order will tend to effectuate the declared policy of Sections 573.101-573.124, Florida Statutes. All testimony shall be received under oath and a full and complete record of the proceedings shall be made and filed by the Department in its office. All interested persons shall have a period of not less than 7 days following the public hearing for filing written briefs with the Department concerning this action.
    A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Marshall Wiseheart at (850)488-4366.
    Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Marshall Wiseheart at (850)488-4366. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
    For more information, you may contact: Marshall Wiseheart at (850)488-4366.