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Rubio Tours Blueberry Farm, Holds Roundtable with Farm Bureau Representatives and Receives Award

Mar 30, 2021 | Press Releases

Bartow, FL — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) toured Walter Farms’ blueberry farm in Polk County to discuss his efforts to counter the influx of blueberry imports due to unfair trade practices by countries like Mexico. Rubio also held a roundtable with members of the Florida Farm Bureau and the Polk County Farm Bureau to discuss a range of issues including seasonal produce, farm labor issues, and natural resource management. Following the tour and the roundtable, Rubio was awarded the Friend of Florida Farm Bureau Award for his leadership on Florida agricultural issues. 

Pictures Courtesy of Senator Rubio’s Office

Rubio tours the blueberry farms at Walter Farms in Bartow, Florida

Rubio holds a roundtable discussion with the Polk County Farm Bureau and the Florida Farm Bureau on seasonal produce, H2A visa reform, natural resource management, and more

Rubio is presented with the Friend of Florida Farm Bureau Award