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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.

Florida citrus: Hope despite the challenges

- Analysis
What’s going on with Florida citrus? Recent news items paint a rather contradictory picture.

Commissioner Nikki Fried calls on USDA to provide “fairness” to Florida farmers

- General News
Florida Ag Commissioner Nikki Fried is calling for federal action to address the "continued unfair foreign trade practices being employed by Mexico and others that are causing severe harm to the domestic seasonal produce industry."

Florida Ag commissioner moves to ban polystyrene packaging

- General News
Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried announced that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has begun rulemaking to phase out the use of polystyrene products in Florida grocery stores, markets, convenience stores, and other regulated businesses.

USDA raises forecast for Florida citrus

- General News
The USDA's latest citrus forecast bumps up Florida oranges by 2 percent over last month's estimate.

Florida study shows cold chain importance for strawberries

- General News
Strawberries are in season, and those you see at the grocery store should be shipped and stocked at the right temperature, says a University of Florida scientist.

FFVA and frustrated growers detail harm from unfair Mexican trade

- General News
The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association and a group of Florida growers told U.S. trade officials today that the state’s produce industry is in crisis and called for timely relief from the devastating effects of surging volumes of unfairly priced Mexican produce imports during Florida’s winter growing season.

COVID-19 hits Florida growers hard

- General News
Florida points to spring as the prime season for many crops, and they’re being met with low demand. Not only that, but many crops there are grown primarily for foodservice.

Frustrated Florida growers to explain harm from Mexican trade in April meeting

- General News

MAITLAND, FL (March 6, 2020) — Florida growers of fresh fruits and vegetables are primed to …

Senate easily passes USMCA

- General News
The United States Senate passed the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement today by a vote of 89-10. The free trade agreement now goes to President Trump to sign. It was a major priority from his presidential campaign and administration.