Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Dias-Balart Expresses Concern, Pledges Support for Agricultural Industry

Jan 11, 2010
Press Release

For Immediate Release:

WASHINGTON, DC-Today Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) released the following statement regarding the recent record-low temperatures in Southern Florida and its impact on the local agricultural community:

“The recent winter chill in Southern Florida has had a devastating impact on our community’s important agricultural industry.  Fruit and vegetable farmers and nursery growers from Homestead to Immokalee are feeling the effects of low temperatures, frost and ice.  I am committed to working with our agricultural industry in order to ensure that federal aid makes its way onto our farms, fields and nurseries, and I am hopeful that our community can achieve a quick recovery from this hard hit.”