Archive | June, 2012

Taking the public’s pulse on agriculture, natural resources

  Messages matter. That’s why the University of Florida’s Center for Public Issues Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources has worked for the past three years to better understand how media, the general public and policymakers perceive the messages they hear from the agriculture and natural resources sector. The organization, known as thePIECenter, has conducted [...]

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Property rights group educates, advocates and activates

CPR Executive Director Dan Peterson spoke to FFVA’s board of directors earlier this month. When the Florida Legislature considered repealing burdensome septic system regulations, the Coalition for Property Rights joined the Florida Realtor’s Association and the Florida Home Builder Association and others in educating lawmakers on the merits of a more affordable and reasonable set of requirements. [...]

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Sugarcane Coop celebrates its 50th crop

It was the beginning of something big. George Wedgworth, founder, chief executive and president of the cooperative, said in his year-end report, “The fruition of many people’s dreams has finally come true.” Many challenges lay ahead in 1962, but today the cooperative is a vertically integrated enterprise that takes sugar from the field all the [...]

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PrimusLabs marks 25 years with new lab, services

Food safety company PrimusLabs its 25th anniversary serving the fresh produce industry. The newest of its seven locations opened last year in Belle Glade and features an expanded microbiological laboratory with all-new staff members who are willing and ready to provide the best customer service. “We moved from our Lakeland location because we needed a [...]

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Flashback – From The Harvester, January 1975

      “… Nor shall private property be taken …” There are few subjects fraught with more emotion and less understood than the rights of private property and the constitutional limits to public control of those rights. It is a highly charged emotional issue and is a serious matter of national concern as evidenced by current [...]

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April Roe Porter on FFVA leadership program

April Roe Porter on FFVA leadership program

April Roe Porter of Wm. G. Roe & Sons talks about the highlights of being a part of Class 1 of FFVA’s Emerging Leader Development Program.

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