Archive | May, 2013

EAA Conveyance Improvement Project aims to reduce post-storm flooding

Last August, Tropical Storm Isaac dumped record amounts of rain on parts of Florida as it made its way from the Caribbean to Louisiana. Even before Isaac’s arrival, an upper-level low had spawned numerous showers and thundershowers over southeastern Florida. The combination of the two resulted in totals of as much as 18 to 20 [...]

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Farmers Feeding Florida donations skyrocket

Thanks to Florida farmers and other generous folks, families in need throughout the state will enjoy millions of pounds of fresh produce this year. And it won’t cost them a cent. Farmers Feeding Florida, a program run by the Florida Association of Food Banks, collects fresh produce that is unmarketable, yet still wholesome and nutritious, [...]

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Duda, IFAS team up for a bright attack on citrus greening

Many of us are attracted to shiny objects. It appears the opposite may be true for Asian citrus psyllids, the carrier of citrus greening. Citrus greening, also called Huanglongbing (HLB) or yellow dragon disease, is one of the more serious diseases of citrus. It’s found in all major citrus growing regions except the Mediterranean and [...]

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FFVA trade associate member update – Tosca Ltd.

FFVA trade associate member Tosca Ltd. is a leading provider of reusable container pooling and logistics services to the food supply chain. The company, operating since 1958, began by targeting two iconic industries in its home state of Wisconsin, beer and cheese, and has grown to serve the meat, dairy and fresh produce industries. With [...]

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Flashback — From The Harvester, Summer 1974

The Harvester to take vacation This is the last issue of The Harvester that will be published until our September 1974 convention issue. At last it is time for all of us to think about vacations. The Harvester staff invites you to think about the following. Time to forget the pressures on the job. Time [...]

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Ag Commissioner Adam Putnam on a hunger-free Florida

Ag Commissioner Adam Putnam on a hunger-free Florida

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