In This Issue:

Celebrate National Farmers Day

It’s National Farmer’s Day! Make it a celebration. October 12 is National Farmer’s Day. It’s a good time to make sure you’re talking about, thinking about and appreciating the hardworking men and women who bring food and fiber to our homes. National Farmer’s Day was first observed as Old Farmers Day in the 19th century. [...]

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FFVA 2016: Networking, information and relaxation

FFVA’s 73rd annual convention, which wrapped up recently in Naples, was marked by strong attendance, relevant issues forums and plenty of opportunities to network. The event is designed to give attendees and experience that is informative, relaxing, worth their time and keeps them engaged with FFVA. Here are some highlights: One reason participation at FFVA’s [...]

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Producer member profile – UPDATE: Ella’s Closet of Belle Glade –

In July 2015, The Harvester talked to Debra Allen, wife of FFVA Vice Chairman Paul Allen of R.C. Hatton, about a very special project. It’s called Light House Café, and a very special part of Light House Café is Ella’s Closet. Paul Allen and three others in the Everglades began Light House Café in the [...]

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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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Flashback – The Okeechobee Hurricane, 1928 –

“Okeechobee Deaths Laid To Big Wave” The Tampa Tribune. September 19, 1928. The greatest loss of life in the Okeechobee City district during the hurricane was caused around midnight Sunday by a wall of water from 8 to 12 feet high, which swept in from the lake and destroyed the few standing homes of fishermen [...]

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Featured video – What have we done for you lately?

Food safety, workforce, water issues, crop protection and more … FFVA is working for you on all of these fronts and more. See the highlights from this past season in our interactive online 2015-16 Annual Report. And hear what growers are saying about the benefits of being part of FFVA. View FFVA’s 2015-2016 Annual Report [...]

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