Archive | August, 2013

Florida case favors property rights, illustrates power of state and federal courts

What does today’s U.S. Supreme Court have to do with a Florida landowner who bought some undeveloped property in 1972? It’s a long story, but it ends with a win for property owners. Coy Koontz Sr. bought some land east of Orlando in 1972, planning eventually to build a small commercial project on it. In [...]

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The Supermarket Guru Speaks

Phil Lempert, best known as the Supermarket Guru, will share his perspective and insights into the triangle of food producers, retailers and consumers at FFVA 2013 during the State of the Industry Update. The Annual Convention is set for Sept. 23-25 at The Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island.   Living a life that’s all about food [...]

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Producer member profile

J. Brantley Schirard Sr. – Through drought, disease and freeze, a Florida citrus champion No one would be surprised if Brantley Schirard actually bleeds Florida citrus juice. His father, John, was a grower and co-founder of the Patrick Fruit Co. packinghouse in Sanford during the 1940s. Schirard started working in the groves before he started [...]

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FFVA trade associate member update

Compres + McCaffery, P.A. – A focus on fresh produce FFVA trade associate member Compres + McCaffery, P.A. enjoys a niche in the world of law firms. The boutique firm focuses on the legal issues found in the fresh produce industry. Those include Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act law, grower/marketing agreements and other trade agreements, general [...]

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Flashback 1990

From: What Influences Farmers’ Computer Use? Journal of Extension, Spring 1990 Abstract R. Keith Iddings, Research Assistant, Department of Continuing and Vocational Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison Jerold W. Apps, Professor, Department of Continuing and Vocational Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison Computers have hit agriculture. A 1987 Successful Farming survey found that 21 percent of the farmers [...]

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Phil Lempert, the Supermarket Guru welcomes you to FFVA 2013

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