Florida

Advisory panel to look at Mexican exports to the U.S.

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai is not pursuing an investigation into claims that Mexico was “export targeting” Florida farmers, but said she will “pursue avenues” to assist southeastern U.S. produce growers. The U.S. Trade Representative’s... more »

FFVA honors weed researcher Nathan Boyd

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. — The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) named University of Florida (UF) weed scientist  Nathan Boyd its 2022 Researcher of the Year. Boyd is a professor of horticulture and weed science... more »

Sessions highlight new produce snacks, dining trends

One purpose of the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association’s convention was to pollinate ideas as a group that could benefit the industry. In sessions, attendees got a peek into how gene editing could help increase... more »

Florida growers discuss labor, input challenges

Florida’s growers are working to ensure state and federal policymakers hear their concerns about the numerous challenges and proposed rules to grow fresh produce. At the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) convention Sept. 12-14... more »

Raspberry, blackberry conference returns to in-person event

The North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association (NARBA) will be gathering in person for their annual meeting and conference in 2023 after two years of virtual events. The conference, Jan. 22-24, will be in Tampa,... more »

Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association names emerging leaders

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association has chosen 14 up-and-coming agriculture industry leaders for Class 12 of its Emerging Leader Development Program. Administered by the Florida Specialty Crop Foundation, the Emerging Leader Development Program has... more »

Florida Congressional leaders seek investigation into Mexican imports

A bipartisan group of Florida’s congressional delegation has filed a Section 301 petition on behalf of Florida’s fruit and vegetable producers, alleging unfair trade practices with an influx of imports from Mexico. “For too long,... more »

Florida to receive $25 million for local food programs

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service has signed an almost $25 million cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fund local food purchases. The $24.8 million agreement under the Local Food... more »

Florida Specialty Crop Foundation presents ag labor forum

The Florida Specialty Crop Foundation is preparing for its annual Agricultural Labor Relations Forum, where growers, shippers, farm labor contractors and others learn about ag labor law compliance and labor relations practices. The forum is... more »

Florida convention registration to close early

The Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association is closing registration to its annual conference early because of a high number of people who have registered. The registration closes at 11:59 p.m. Eastern, Aug. 23. Registration fees... more »

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