Florida

Florida Tomato Institute grapples with pests

Despite some low crop years, Florida tomato growers are returning to normal production. A continuing concern, however, is protecting the crop from pests. At the Florida Tomato Institute on Sept. 7 in LaBelle, Florida, growers... more »

Fourth generation to lead Lipman Family Farms

Elyse Lipman, representing the fourth generation at Lipman Family Farms, is succeeding Kent Shoemaker as CEO of the tomato grower-shipper. Shoemaker led the company for 13 years, according to a news release, and Elyse Lipman... more »

SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference registration opens

Registration is open for the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, the south’s premier fruit and vegetable educational conference and trade show for growers, packers and shippers. The conference returns to the Savannah Convention Center... 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 »

NJ recognizes Lipman Family Farms support of local growers

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher recently visited the Lipman Family Farms Value-Added Facility in West Deptford, and ZRH Farms, to highlight the partnership with the two companies. Lipman also supports a number... 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 »

University of Florida hires expert to lead Invasion Science Research Institute

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has appointed internationally acclaimed entomologist and ecologist Matthew Thomas as director of the new Invasion Science Research Institute. In this newly created role, Thomas will... more »

Lipman expands winter tomato, vegetable program, by 1,400 acres

Lipman Family Farms is increasing its winter vegetable crops in Immokalee, Florida, by 1,400 acres, strengthening its position as a year-round supplier of tomatoes, cucumbers and other items. The acreage addition exemplifies the company’s ongoing... more »

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