In This Issue:

FFVA producer members share insights at the Florida Ag Expo

– A grower panel of four FFVA producer members sharing production tips opened the annual Florida Ag Expo in Balm in early November. The panel, “Finding Fixes on the Farm,” featured Todd McClure of West Coast Tomato; Danny Johns, Blue Sky Farms (potatoes); Dudley Calfee, Ferris Farms (strawberries) and David Hill of Southern Hill Farms [...]

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Tour highlights conservation efforts in the Everglades Agricultural Area

– Regulators from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, representatives of environmental groups and others got a firsthand look at how Florida farmers are doing their part to take care of the Everglades. The Conservation in Action Tour brought together growers, officials from the South Florida Water Management District, the [...]

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Introducing FFVA’s newest emerging leaders

– Networking, learning and growing with the FFVA Emerging Leader Development Program – “The networking opportunity and potential with other emerging leaders and making those connections with others in the ag industry near and far are worth it in itself.” That’s how Matt Griffin feels about being part of Class 4 of FFVA’s Emerging Leader [...]

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Trade associate member update — Tradewinds Power Corp.

– It’s all about solutions at FFVA trade associate member Tradewinds Power Corp. Tradewinds Power Corp. is an original equipment manufacturer of diesel and natural gas generator sets, diesel power units and pump sets, marine generator sets and propulsion engines. Its products cover a wide range of kilowatts and horsepower, incorporate the latest technological features [...]

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Flashback — From The Harvester, January 1980

– Washington-style abuse of economy (special to the Harvester) – By Richard L. Lester, president, Chamber of Commerce of the United States – A key challenge Americans must urgently face is whether we can reduce environmental regulatory costs without sacrificing basic environmental goals. The problem is not so much the air and water pollution standards [...]

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Neonicotinoids: Important tools for producers

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