Archive | August, 2012

Imports threaten Florida-grown fruits and vegetables

Update: U.S. announces review of tomato agreement The Grower … Aug. 22, 2012 Florida tomato growers are leading an effort to stop what they say are unfair practices by the Mexican tomato industry to flood the market and undercut prices of U.S.-grown tomatoes. They charge that the practice, known as dumping, has caused significant financial [...]

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“Dynamic synergy” – FFVA’s first Emerging Leader Development Class graduates

The first class of the new FFVA Emerging Leader Development Program will graduate in September at FFVA 2012 in Naples. The year-long program was a success and drew praise from members of the inaugural class. FFVA thanks the many people who contributed to the program as financial partners, speakers, and hosts throughout the year. An [...]

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Member profile – Jim and Beth Dukes of Dukes Farm

… Lovin’ life in “the middle of nowhere” … Travel about 100 miles west of Jacksonville and  a dozen miles south of Live Oak and you’ll find a place that’s just about perfect, say Jim and Beth Dukes. The Dukes preside over about 85 acres of land in McAlpin. Much of it is pasture, but [...]

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Trade associate member update – Toro Micro-Irrigation

  … The key is ease of use … The Toro name has been around for almost 100 years, but FFVA trade associate member Toro Micro-Irrigation is a relatively recent development.  The Toro Motor Company was founded in 1914 to build tractor engines for the Bull Tractor Company of Minneapolis, a firm that sold more [...]

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Flashback 1996 – A new deal for tomato growers

From the Harvester,  November 1996 A new deal for tomato growers Industry dumping petition brings Mexican growers to negotiations On Oct. 11, in a landmark action, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced it had reached a suspension agreement with the Mexican tomato industry ending a controversial dumping investigation and giving U.S. growers a chance to [...]

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Tomato grower Tony DiMare shares his thoughts on FFVA

Tomato grower Tony DiMare shares his thoughts on FFVA

A leader in the industry and recipient of the FFVA Distinguished Service Award, Tony DiMare comments on the value of membership in FFVA.

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