Southeast

Groups plan legal challenge to new Florida immigration law

A group of civil rights organizations plan to challenge Florida’s new immigration law that specialty crop growers say severely threatens their ability to hire a workforce. The law, Senate Bill 1718, went into effect July... more »

After March freeze, Georgia, Southeast counties declared disaster areas

The United States Department of Agriculture has declared 18 Georgia counties as primary natural disaster areas. The disaster declaration follows March freezes that damaged Georgia’s peach and pecan crops and other crops. Growers in North... more »

Florida tomato growers defend suspension agreement filing

In its latest news release, the Florida Tomato Exchange (FTE) defends its position in calling for the end of the Tomato Suspension Agreement. On June 16, the FTE filed a request with the U.S. Department... more »

Nichino America to distribute biofungicide in U.S., Canada

Nichino America Inc. and BioConsortia Inc. have announced a supply agreement for Nichino to market and sell BEC-60 biofungicide in the U.S. and Canada. BioConsortia invented and developed BEC-60, a novel microbial fungicide. It is... more »

Florida tomato growers recommend terminating suspension agreement 

Florida tomato growers want to end the 2019 Tomato Suspension Agreement. “The Florida Tomato Exchange filed a request with the U.S. Department of Commerce to terminate the 2019 Tomato Suspension Agreement because it has failed... more »

GFVGA reports widespread storm damage

Strong storms, hail, wind and torrential rain have hammered parts of Georgia over the past week. There are multiple reports of damage to Georgia fruit and vegetable production as well as row crops. As officials... more »

GFVGA comments on FDA salmonella report, recommendations

A recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report on a summer 2022 outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak linked to cantaloupe illustrates the agency’s disconnect with its food safety mission, according to the Georgia Fruit and... more »

Registration opens for FFVA convention

Registration is now open for one of the Sunshine State’s largest grower events. Scheduled for Sept. 25-27, the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association’s (FFVA) yearly convention returns to the Ritz-Carlton hotel on the shores of... more »

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