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Producer member profile – William G. Roe & Sons and the newest Noble juices

– ‘It’s just old-fashioned kitchen work.’ – Nearly 90 years ago, William G. Roe and his family started planting tangerines in Central Florida, which they packed and shipped from their new Winter Haven packinghouse. Today, not only does the family still grow, pack and ship tangerines and other fruit, they continue to develop new tangerine-based (and [...]

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Producer member profile – Florida peaches from Dundee Citrus Growers Association

It’s a beautiful morning in peaceful Dundee, Florida, and the Dundee Citrus Growers Association is packaging tree-ripe fruit. But it’s not citrus. Those are peaches gently rolling along the packing line. The association has been harvesting, packaging and marketing citrus since the 1920s, and for the past seven years it also has been handling peaches. [...]

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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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Producer profile – Florida Pacific Farms

Producer profile – Florida Pacific Farms

– At Florida Pacific Farms in Dover, the buzz is all about sustainability. The farm, which grows strawberries and blueberries for Driscoll’s, has been on the forefront of Florida agriculture’s conservation efforts. Production Manager Bradley Ferguson has been with the operation for three years. That’s when Florida Pacific began recycling the huge sheets of plastic [...]

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– Producer Rick Roth runs for Congress – What makes someone decide after decades of farming to run for U.S. Congress? Republican Rick Roth says it’s simply the next step in a lifetime of community service and grassroots political activism. Roth filed in December to run for Florida’s 18th Congressional District seat being vacated by [...]

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Tracy Duda Chapman – Helping to make Florida the best place to live and work As a young girl, Tracy Duda Chapman had a pretty good idea of where her talents would take her. Today, as A. Duda & Sons’ senior vice president/general counsel and chief executive officer of Duda’s subsidiary The Viera Company, she [...]

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