Archive | March, 2016

2016 Florida Legislative Session recap

The 2016 Florida legislative session ended on time with a tone of compromise and civility – a much different scenario than last year’s session, which was dominated by bitter disagreement. Observers say that may be because many in both the House and Senate won’t be returning because of term limits, redistricting and planned runs for [...]

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Water dominates discussion on ELDP South Florida trip

Florida’s wettest winter in recent memory was a recurring theme during the FFVA Emerging Leader Development Program’s tour of South Florida agriculture operations in early March. Ditches and canals were brimming, and the Lake Okeechobee water level stood at almost 16 feet. Producers were still dealing with the effects of a warm December complete with [...]

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Producer member profile – Florida Blue Farms

A focus on water conservation – FFVA producer member Florida Blue Farms grew out of a family’s real estate firm. After six years, it’s now on the leading edge of conservation practices with an eye toward even more progress. Brittany Lee serves as Florida Blue’s vice president and general manager. “My parents, Dennis and Carrie [...]

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Trade associate member update – Florida Coast Equipment

Investing in the shop of the future – You could say FFVA trade associate member Florida Coast Equipment has been waiting six years for this moment. “We’ve been members of FFVA for six years. We’ve spent that time getting to know the members and learning how we can be more valuable to them,” said Todd [...]

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Flashback

– From The Harvester, October 1968 – Three senators give state legislative view – Three Florida state senators — Reuben O’D Askew, Jerry Thomas and John Mathews — told FFVA members at the FFVA Annual Convention’s third business session about the state Legislature and agriculture. Sen. Thomas, chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and [...]

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Featured video – March 2016

FFVA member David Hill talks about what it’s like to be a farmer.

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