Archive | October, 2015

FFVA 2015: What did we learn?

FFVA’s 72nd annual convention was a roaring success, with attendance hitting numbers not seen in many years. Networking opportunities were everywhere, friendships were refreshed and new connections were made. Those opportunities alone were a huge draw. But there was much more. Those in attendance heard the latest from experts in politics, law, research, international trade, [...]

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Legislature boosts property rights in Harris Act

– By Amy Brigham Boulris – Special to the Harvester – The Florida Legislature made property rights issues a priority during its shorter-than-usual session this year by passing House Bill 383 before it adjourned in April. The bill included three tweaks to the Bert J. Harris Private Property Rights Protection Act and essentially codified the [...]

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Producer member focus

– Fruit fly fallout – How the Oriental fruit fly situation affects South Florida growers – A lot changed for Miami-Dade growers on Aug. 26, the day Oriental fruit flies were detected in the county. Concern began to build in the days that followed, and on Sept. 15, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam declared a state [...]

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Trade associate member update

– Florida Association of Food Banks – Grant brings fresh produce to the struggling families while covering growers’ costs – The Florida Association of Food Banks, an FFVA trade associate member, is making great progress in its goal of feeding the hungry thanks in part to a Specialty Crop Block Grant issued in collaboration with [...]

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Flashback

– From the Harvester, March 1980 – Florida wage rates increase – The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association has announced that wage rates paid Florida’s farmworkers in January 1980 jumped 12 percent over last January. The wage rate for all hired farmworkers, according to the Florida Crop and Livestock Reporting Service, was $4.25 per hour [...]

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Featured video

FFVA producer member David Hill explains why he farms and why he is a member of FFVA.

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