Archive | February, 2013

Freshmen lawmakers make Tallahassee a place of change

With significant numbers of newcomers getting their feet wet in the Florida Legislature, the specialty crop industry is keeping its eye on several potential areas of change. Butch Calhoun, FFVA’s director of government relations, is tracking developing bills that could make a difference in how the industry does business. He’s also keeping an eye on [...]

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A world of scientists takes aim at citrus disease

When more than 500 scientists from 22 countries step away from their labs to gather in Orlando, they must have something important to say. And they did, at the 2013 International Conference on HLB, also known as citrus greening disease. One of the most serious diseases of citrus, HLB has been detected in all of [...]

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Producer member profile – Agri-Gators, Inc.

John Long knows potatoes. Born and raised on the eastern shore of Virginia, Long comes from, well, a long line of farmers, some from Central Florida. A graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in agriculture economics, he farmed with his brother until 1993. His operation, Agri-Gators, based in Martin County, boasts about 800 acres [...]

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Trade associate member update

FFVA trade associate member Waters Agricultural Laboratories Inc. began 37 years ago as a consulting firm, serving growers from its Camilla, Ga., headquarters. Its staff conducted soil tests before a grower would plant a crop, plant testing to make sure the crop was doing well, and nematode assays to help prevent attacks by soil-borne pests. [...]

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Flashback: From the Harvester, January 1978

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association believes in telling the story of agriculture to the consuming public. To this end, FFVA was a charter supporter of the Agriculture Council of America and has maintained this support each year. The non-profit Agriculture Council of America was formed in 1973 for the sole purpose of taking agriculture’s [...]

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Official Ram Trucks Super Bowl Commercial “Farmer”

Official Ram Trucks Super Bowl Commercial “Farmer”

And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker.” So God made a farmer. Ram Truck’s Superbowl ad has been viewed almost 14 million times … Let’s enjoy it again.

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