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FFVA criticizes DOL proposed H-2A rule

- General News
The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association issued the following statement in response to the proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Labor on H-2A.

FFVA gives hurricane damage update

- General News
“Hurricane Idalia brought heavy rain, high winds and a dangerous storm surge to the Big Bend region of Florida," said Christina Morton, director of communications for the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association on Sept. 1.

FFVA says government ag wage rate to increase dramatically for Florida growers

- General News
The USDA released the results of its most recent Farm Labor Survey, and once again, the critical need for ag labor reform to stabilize wages is affirmed.

FFVA’s statement on USTR’s response to Section 301 petition

- General News
Today’s action by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is a positive step toward securing trade relief for the Southeast produce industry and will help to ensure American families are not dependent on foreign imports for their produce supplies during the winter and spring months of the year.

FFVA issues update on Hurricane Ian

- General News
As predicted, Hurricane Ian brought heavy rains and strong wind to virtually every part of Florida. The statewide toll on the agricultural industry is still uncertain, as many face power outages, widespread flooding and the inability to access fields, groves, packinghouses and other places of business. We are thankful no loss of life has been reported by our FFVA members.

FFVA announces Class 12 of emerging leaders program

- General News
The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association today announced the selection of 14 up-and-coming agriculture industry leaders for Class 12 of its Emerging Leader Development Program.

Florida ag groups praise efforts to combat unfair trade practices

- General News
On Sept. 8, 2022, a bipartisan group of Florida’s congressional delegation, led by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Al Lawson, filed a Section 301 petition on behalf of Florida’s fruit and vegetable producers.

A Florida check-in

- Analysis
Recently I was able to do an email interview with Christina Morton, director of communications for the Florida Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association, about some conditions in her state.

FFVA says ITC Report on Cucumber, Squash imports shows harm to domestic growers

- General News
For decades, unfair trade practices from Mexico and other foreign sources have caused immense harm to produce growers in Florida and across the country.

FFVA scholarship program receives $50,000 gift

- General News
The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) and the Florida Specialty Crop Foundation (FSCF) recently received a $50,000 donation from FFVA Mutual Insurance Co.