In This Issue:

Farming’s future: Growers look to the next generation

Agriculture is a graying profession. The average age of the American farmer continues to climb.  According to the USDA’s Census of Agriculture issued every five years, this year it’s 58.3. Three decades ago, the average age was 50. It’s a concern for growers in Florida who are still active in the business but now are [...]

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Noted Washington political journalist to keynote FFVA 2014

FFVA 2014’s keynote speaker at the annual Cracker Breakfast is a well-known observer of the country’s political process. Mark Halperin leads Bloomberg’s political and policy coverage, including news, analysis and commentary. Before joining Bloomberg, Halperin served as editor-at-large and senior political analyst for TIME covering politics, elections and government. He co-authored New York Times bestsellers [...]

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Producer member profile

– Pioneer Growers Cooperative – For more than 50 years Pioneer Growers Cooperative has been known for its dedication to product quality, service, and food safety. It’s one of the largest distributors of sweet corn in the industry as well as a provider of quality green beans, radishes, celery and cabbage. The cooperative was founded [...]

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Trade associate member update

– Acadian Seaplants Limited – FFVA trade associate member Acadian Seaplants Limited is a world leader in an industry many people are unfamiliar with: seaweed. Acadian Seaplants is a bio-tech manufacturer of premium products for agricultural production (both animal and plants), cultivated sea vegetables and specialty ingredients derived from selected species of aquatic plants. As [...]

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Flashback: Looking back to 1947 in 1967

From The Harvester, September 1967 – Remember 1947? – Remember 1947, that 12-month stretch in our lives that occurred 20 years ago? Harry Truman was president and the nation was humming, “I Wish I Didn’t Love You So” and “Time After Time.” On the local scene, the association’s yearbook reported that a young agricultural economist [...]

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VIDEO – Farmers need a dependable workforce

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