Archive | May, 2012
10 Hot Produce Trends

10 Hot Produce Trends

It pays to know what consumers are looking for, experiencing and embracing when they shop for fresh fruits and vegetables. According to FFVA producer members and others in the industry, 10 trends are defining the marketplace for fresh produce in 2012 and beyond. 1. Awareness of Health Benefits Consumers are much more attuned to the [...]

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Labor Update

Labor Update

America’s Food Supply Depends on Workers Ensuring an adequate agricultural workforce continues to be one of the most pressing issues Florida growers face. Producers this season have seen an adequate but tight labor supply, and FFVA continues to devote significant effort to working on a viable solution. A key reason growers have been able to [...]

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Just How Far Can a Pushcart Go?

Just How Far Can a Pushcart Go?

Lipman Produce In the late 1940s, Max Lipman began a long career in the produce business by selling produce from a pushcart in New York. The company he founded is now the largest grower of field tomatoes in North America, providing fresh produce year-round through a network of research and development, farming, repacking, processing and [...]

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Dow AgroSciences

Dow AgroSciences

FFVA talked with Linda Lindenberg, senior sales representative for Eastern Florida and the Central Ridge In the constant battle to produce fruit and vegetables in Florida producers have an ally: Dow AgroSciences. Dow AgroSciences employs several state residents to serve the Florida farmers who produce food, fuel and fiber for the world, including field scientist [...]

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2002: Country of Origin Labeling

2002: Country of Origin Labeling

Country of Origin Labeling — A Sign of The Times Industry Scores Victory for Labeling Law No other issue mattered more to most FFVA Members than country of origin labeling. To be sure, there are dozens of important concerns for Florida’s fruit and vegetable industry, but getting a national labeling bill passed, especially since enactment [...]

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What Florida Growers are Saying about FFVA

What Florida Growers are Saying about FFVA

See what our members have to say about FFVA membership!  In this video, John Alger with Alger Farms explains some of the benefits he enjoys as a member of the FFVA.

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