Every bite of food we'll eat today is because a farmer or rancher woke up before dawn, put on his boots and got to work.
Florida's farmers are among the hardest working and most productive in the world. Florida's 48,000 farms and ranches produce 300 different commodities and add $120 billion annually to Florida's economy.
Every time we chop, boil, barbecue or bake, there is a farmer to thank for the meal that results.
As a small show of support, I hope you will join me today in signing our thank you card to Florida's farmers and ranchers.