Wilton Simpson: Gas Prices and Inflation Hurting Florida Farmers as They Work to Overcome Biden’s ‘Economic Ignorance’

June 1, 2022 Updated 2:50 PM ET

Wilton Simpson for Agriculture Commissioner
Wilton Simpson for Agriculture Commissioner

June 1, 2022 Updated 2:26 P.M. ET

TALLAHASSEE (FLV) –  Florida Senate President and Republican candidate for Florida Agriculture Commissioner Wilton Simpson told Fox Business Wednesday that Florida farmers are hurting under the Biden Administration’s high gas prices and continued inflation.

“Fuel prices are hurting us,” Simpson said. “Florida’s farmers are working very hard to overcome Joe Biden’s economic ignorance.”

Simpson said the average farmer pays the high diesel prices to deliver their products to stores. On top of that, corn feed and fertilizer prices have skyrocketed. Simpson said these extra production costs have been directly passed on to the consumer.

“It’s really stifling,” Simpson said. “If we don’t do something, you’re going to have disruptions in more of our food supply.”

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Simpson owns an egg-laying operation that supplies eggs to supermarkets across Florida. He said Joe Biden’s staff are “inexperienced” and do not understand the challenges farmers face. 

“They just don’t understand what it takes to get a product from a farm to a store and the labor that’s involved in doing it nor the costs associated,” Simpson said. “I believe they don’t care.”

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Former President Donald Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis have endorsed Simpson to be the next Agriculture Commissioner of Florida.

Simpson has helped champion conservative legislation to the finish line with DeSantis. He helped organize the Florida Legislature to pass the Stop WOKE Act, the Parental Rights in Education Act, and pro-life legislation.

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