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Trade associate update – Global Minority Labor Solutions, LLC

FFVA trade associate member Paulette Bekolo was looking for an entrepreneurial opportunity a few years ago, and she found one in the farm labor field. Bekolo, a Haitian American, is a tax accountant who saw a need to supply legal workers to North Carolina farmers, and now to Florida and Texas farms. She founded Global [...]

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Trade associate member update – Rehmann

FFVA trade associate member Rehmann (rehmann.com) has provided the following article as a special to the Harvester.  Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services firm of CPAs and consultants, wealth advisors and corporate investigators dedicated to providing clients proactive ideas and solutions to help them prosper. The firm’s cross-functional team approach gives clients direct access [...]

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Industry update – from FFVA’s Transportation Program –

As the Market Turns: Preparing for the Next Upswing in Carrier Rates – FFVA’s Transportation Program is for the exclusive benefit of our growers, packers and shippers. Managed by C. H. Robinson Worldwide, the program’s strength is C.H. Robinson’s ability to consolidate freight to gain competitive advantages in capacity, service and rates. The program helps [...]

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Trade associate member update – Plant Health Care

Presenting an opportunity to citrus growers FFVA trade associate member Plant Health Care is a leading provider of scientifically proven biological products for the agricultural industry. The company serves customers in many parts of the world, but at this moment is paying special attention to addressing the needs of Florida citrus growers with its product [...]

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Trade associate member update – Lewis, Longman & Walker

Questions and answers with Chris Johns of the law firm of Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. – Chris Johns comes from a long line of Florida farmers. His father, Frank Johns, was a former chairman of FFVA. Chris uses his background in agriculture to advantage when working for his clients. We talked with him about [...]

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Can you be criminally prosecuted for food safety violations?

With the recent cases of listeria that have surfaced and the federal investigation of Dole over a listeria outbreak, I thought it might be helpful to republish this 2011 article regarding the Jensen cantaloupe case. Criminal charges continue to be brought against individuals in listeria and salmonella outbreaks, including: In 2013, Austin “Jack” DeCoster and Peter [...]

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