Florida

A Q&A with Mike Stuart of the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association

You could say he started at the bottom and worked his way up. More than 40 years ago, before Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) CEO Mike Stuart started working for specialty crop growers, he... more »

Florida Tomato Exchange alleges Mexican dumping

Florida Tomato Exchange (FTE) is alleging Mexico is engaging in commodity dumping that is hurting U.S. tomato growers around the country. Dumping – the selling of a product in a foreign market at a price... more »

Artichokes might work in Florida, scientist finds

While California grows 99 percent of the nation’s artichokes, the edible plant high in antioxidants might get a chance to grow in the Sunshine State. And that chance could be improved if a University of... more »

Naturipe Farms embraces blockchain tech

Naturipe Farms recently announced it was working with data management firm SAP on a blockchain project to increase food safety and reduce food waste. Blockchain technologies typically act as a digital ledger in which transactions are recorded... more »

NAFTA seasonality reforms a hope for Florida, Georgia

Increased protection from seasonal Mexican imports remains a hope for growers in Florida and Georgia. In an Aug. 8 open letter of support to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, a number of trade groups in... more »

3 states produced 76 percent of U.S. veggies in 2017

Just three states account for 76 percent of the country’s vegetable production value during 2017, according to numbers released recently by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. For the 26 selected vegetables and melons estimated... more »

Florida’s Jet Harvest hires Washington sales rep

Jet Harvest Solutions, a Florida-based ag products company, recently announced it had hired Matthew Ohl in the Pacific Northwest to expand its sales team. Ohl will... more »

Study finds promotion opportunity for Florida strawberries

More than three quarters of Florida’s strawberries are shipped to American markets east of the Mississippi River. Most of those out-of-state consumers enjoy the fruit, but some mistakenly think Sunshine State strawberries aren’t available at... more »


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