Archive | June, 2013

Start getting ready now for health care reform

UPDATE: 7/3/2013 HEALTH CARE REFORM EMPLOYER MANDATE DELAYED FOR ONE YEAR; FFVA MEETINGS POSTPONED The Obama administration unexpectedly announced Tuesday evening that it is delaying the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act until 2015, forcing FFVA to postpone its series of meetings July 8-11 on the topic. The Treasury Department is expected to release [...]

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FFVA 2013 – Celebrating 70 years of service

It’s been a long time since a group of Florida vegetable growers decided to form a new trade association to deal with wartime problems, regulations, marketing, transportation, labor and other issues.  FFVA 2013, the association’s 70th annual convention, will celebrate the organization’s formative years while taking on today’s challenges. Returning to a Monday-through-Wednesday format, FFVA [...]

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Producer member profile: The Bedners – farmers and farmers’ market-ers

When The Harvester last checked in with producer members Marie and Steve Bedner, they were going through the lengthy permitting process necessary to build their destination farmers market. Today, Bedner’s Market is in its third year of providing not only fresh-from-the-farm food, but also a fun place to play and learn. Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market [...]

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Trade associate member update: AgXplore – dedicated to meeting growers’ day-to-day challenges

In 1999, cotton consultant Dr. Barry Aycock realized his version of the American Dream. He founded AgXplore with an aim toward helping cotton growers improve yields through effective nutrient management. Since then, AgXplore has grown into a full line manufacturer that today offers  more than 30 products, including nitrogen and phosphorus management aids, specialty fertilizers, [...]

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Flashback – 1943:       Excerpts from “The First 25 Years; A History of the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association”

Flashback – 1943: Excerpts from “The First 25 Years; A History of the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association”

During World War II, Florida farmers faced challenges ranging from President Roosevelt’s Emergency Price Control Act and rationing to shortages of supplies and three years of freezes.  Thus, it was that on July 1, 1943, a meeting called by the Florida Farm Bureau was held in the Chamber of Commerce Building, Orlando, to organize the [...]

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What growers are saying about FFVA

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