Archive | December, 2012
Attention turns to the real work in Washington, D.C.

Attention turns to the real work in Washington, D.C.

The echo of shrieking TV ads has died down. The November election has brought us a second-term president and lawmakers who are facing a “fiscal cliff.” The voting gave some clarity to both the current lame duck and the upcoming 113th Congress that begins in January.  With the status-quo election results, both parties are aware [...]

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Shining a light on Florida Agriculture

Shining a light on Florida Agriculture

Field to Feast – Recipes celebrating Florida farmers, chefs and artisans — Heather McPherson has been writing about food, from production to presentation, in Florida for 24 years. Not long ago, she and two friends, Pam Brandon and Pam’s daughter Katie Farmand, experienced an “ah-ha moment.”  They decided to collaborate on a book that showcased [...]

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Nearly 90 and better than ever

Nearly 90 and better than ever

Almost 90 years ago, a group of citrus growers got together in the tiny Florida town of Dundee and decided to work together to create a brighter future. They formed the Dundee Citrus Growers Association. They elected a board of directors, developed bylaws and chose a name under which their fruit would be sold: Dun-D.  [...]

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Helping Mother Nature do what she does

Gonzalo Pozo, owner of FFVA trade associate member company Green Star Environmental Technologies, is all about enzymes … and bacteria. He knows what they can do and how they can help agriculture and other industries. He helped bring the Ergofit MicroMix product to the United States, and he wants to spread the word about how [...]

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Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame inducts FFVA’s George Sorn

Feb. 2002 – FFVA’s latest addition to the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame is former Executive Vice President and General Manager George Sorn. He, along with Bernard Aloysius Egan, J.R. “Rip” Graves and Carl B. Loop, Jr., will be inducted into the Hall of Fame February 12 at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. Sorn [...]

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Farmers feeding Florida

Farmers feeding Florida

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