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NEWS IN BRIEF — Saint-Vincent-de-Paul roadside stop; WD Internet Speed ​​Test; Farm Bill Survey

Roadside stop Saint-Vincent de Paul Mardi en Fête

Paul Orlando Thrift Store’s St. Vincent truck will stop at Corpus Christi Catholic Church (1050 Celebration Ave.) in Celebration from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday.

Donations of clothing, furniture and furnishings are made available to people struggling with poverty through the Society’s voucher program. In addition to the voucher program, proceeds from store sales help keep the lights on and prevent people from being evicted. People in need of assistance can contact the Society through its helpline at 407-889-4706.

Economic Opportunity Department Internet Speed ​​Test

In a world where everything is digital, we can all use faster service.

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) developed the Florida Broadband Availability Map and Internet Speed ​​Test to identify and help collect more data on the availability of high-speed Internet service across the state.

The DEO is asking for the public’s help in taking an Internet Speed ​​Test ( to help further develop Florida’s Broadband Availability Map. The broadband availability map identifies the location’s speed, connectivity, and access to broadband Internet services.

The DEO encourages residents to participate in the State of Florida’s efforts to identify the high-speed Internet needs of Florida communities.

US Agriculture Farm Bill Inquiry

In the interest of Osceola County’s agriculture industry, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried encourages growers, food and nutrition stakeholders, and consumers to Florida to respond to the US House Agriculture Committee’s 2023 Farm Bill online feedback survey.

Providing feedback is critical to informing federal officials of the needs and interests of Florida’s agricultural community as Congress seeks to pass major policies that will guide food and nutrition systems for years to come.

“Agriculture is the backbone of our state’s economy, and our ability to keep Florida growing and feeding families in the future depends on federal policy decisions made today,” said the Commissioner Fried. “Florida is home to 47,500 farms and ranches and the agriculture industry supports more than 2.4 million jobs, feeding families across the state, nation and world. I hope that everyone engaged in our agriculture industry and our food system – from growers to suppliers to consumers and everyone in between – will take this opportunity to share their thoughts and feedback to help inform the writing of the Farm Bill 2023.”

The survey can be viewed and completed here:

Every five years, Congress creates a bill called the “Farm Bill” to meet the nation’s agricultural and food policy needs. The last Farm Bill was passed in 2018 and Congress is currently preparing to consider the next Farm Bill in 2023.