FFB President and Members to Participate in Virtual Hearing

August 2020

Florida Farm Bureau President John L. Hoblick will provide public comment to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Agriculture on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. EST to address concerns of unfair trade practices with Mexico.

In this virtual hearing, federal officials will hear firsthand from Florida growers, lawmakers, industry leaders and other agricultural-related entities to help provide feedback on how the Administration can better support producers and redress any unfair harm.

The hearings were originally scheduled to take place in Florida and Georgia in April, but in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, will be held virtually. A second virtual hearing will be August 20, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. EST.

To view the live recording of the hearing, visit USTR’s website here. The livestream will be made available on August 13. Click here to view the hearing schedule and list of participants on August 13.  Additional information regarding the August 20 hearing will be released closer to the date.

The Federal Register notice regarding the hearings can be viewed here.

NOTE:  Full transcripts of the hearings will be posted online after the hearings.