In This Issue:

Florida Spring Regulatory Tour shines a light on production practices and challenges

— FFVA’s annual spring tradition was a big success, and we do mean big. An unusually large group of regulators took part in the annual Florida Spring Regulatory Tour in March. The 40 participants were from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, and at the state [...]

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Alliance makes progress in setting the facts straight on safe fruits and vegetables

Producers of fresh fruits and vegetables have a powerful ally – the Alliance for Food and Farming. The Alliance works with experts from agriculture, government, science and nutrition to provide reliable and credible information about the safety of fresh fruits and vegetables. A group of agricultural associations formed the Alliance in 1989 in response to [...]

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Producer member profile – Lipman Produce

Supporting farmworkers’ children through the Lipman Golf Classic There’s still time to be a part of the Lipman Golf Classic, a longstanding fundraising event for the Redlands Christian Migrant Association, which has operated early childhood education centers, charter schools and after-school programs for Florida’s rural low-income families for the past 50 years. It’s the 16th [...]

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Trade associate update — AgAmerica Lending

— FFVA trade associate member AgAmerica put “ag” at the start of its name for a reason. The company is all about understanding and serving the industry. Based in Lakeland, AgAmerica is a lending company with a passion for agriculture and land.  It offers lines of credit, land purchase loans and refinancing. And it doesn’t [...]

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Flashback – From The Harvester, November 1976

Know YOUR rights as an employer (The following are excerpts from a 1976 Harvester article, which, with minor changes, was taken from the May 1976 issue of the American Fruit Grower) Farmers are facing a tremendous increase in bureaucratic problems and they must be aware of their rights and the technical aspects of the law [...]

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Featured video

Danny Johns of Blue Sky Farms talks about what it means to farm and why growers in Florida should belong to FFVA.

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