Rutherford Joins Standard Feed & Seed

September 11, 2020
Rutherford Ride Alongs

After a brief pause due to the Coronavirus, I'm happy to say my “Rutherford Ride Alongs” are back! Today I visited Standard Feed & Seed in Northeast Florida to learn more about their day-to-day operations and the challenges they face as a growing business. For the past 73 years, Standard Feed & Seed has provided our community with assistance in gardening, raising livestock and chickens, and taking care of household pets.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, Standard Feed & Seed was able to utilize a PPP loan under the CARES Act, which I was proud to support in Congress. This loan allowed them to keep their business afloat and give much-deserved bonuses to their staff who continued to work during the pandemic. In speaking with the owner, Frank, he impressed on me the importance of keeping the tax rate low and reducing burdensome regulations that stunt growth.

Thank you to the Standard Feed & Seed team and especially Frank Wallmeyer for welcoming me, discussing important policy issues, and giving me some hands-on experience!