Archive | February, 2014

2014 Florida legislative preview

- Focus on the environment – In spite of several leaders in Tallahassee saying the Legislature won’t adopt any big water policies this year, lawmakers will take up several bills that focus on the environment. There’s also a proposed conservation amendment to the constitution on the horizon that would feature some heavy and binding water [...]

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Specialty crops to benefit from provisions in the 2014 Farm Bill

After nearly four years of debate, a new farm bill is reality. President Obama signed the measure on Feb. 7. The Senate had passed the Agricultural Act of 2014 by a vote of 68-32 on Feb. 4 and the House of Representatives had passed it 251-166 late in January. The hard copy presented to the [...]

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Producer member profile — Adam Lytch of L&M

 – 50 years of product diversity – From  Colorado to Central America and Florida to Washington State, L&M grows a large variety of fresh fruits and vegetables to be packed and shipped to their customers. It didn’t start out big, though. Fifty years ago, a young man named Joe McGee was selling fruits and vegetables [...]

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Trade associate update – KeyPlex: Providing complete plant nutrition

FFVA associate member KeyPlex experienced an auspicious beginning. This high-tech plant nutritional company was founded in 1980 by the collective talents of Dr. Irwin Morse, a Miami surgeon specializing in cancer research, and George Butler, a prominent Homestead nurseryman.  Morse was exploring how nutrition and good health affected cancer cells. Butler was experimenting with how [...]

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Flashback: From the Harvester, December 1992

- George F. Sorn retires after 40 years of service to FFVA – Former FFVA Executive Director George Sorn passed away Feb. 23. As a tribute, here is a piece from the Harvester, December 1992. December 31, 1992, marks the end of a career of a man who has unselfishly dedicated himself to serving the [...]

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Have you heard of #IFarmImmigration?

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