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Video: What you missed at the 2020 SEPC Southern Exposure expo

TAMPA, Fla. — I hope the 2,700 people who flooded the Tampa Convention Center for the Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure expo absorbed some vitamin D.

Sonny Perdue visits Florida Strawberry Fest, talks trade with growers

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue visited the Florida Strawberry Festival and hosted a roundtable with industry members, where concerns over fair trade were voiced.

Florida, Georgia hearings set for concerns on unfair trade with Mexico

The Office of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has scheduled hearings for growers to talk about concerns of unfair competition with Mexican products.

Southern Exposure makes a difference with fun, giving, good business

TAMPA, Fla. — Making connections, deepening relationships and learning the latest were all activities on parade at the Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure 2020 trade show. 

USDA sets referendum date for Florida tomato marketing order

A referendum on proposed amendments to the federal marketing order for Florida tomatoes is set from May 11 through June 1.

Aija Paolillo joins University of Florida as citrus agent

Aija Paolillo is the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension citrus agent for DeSoto, Hardee and Manatee counties.

Well-Pict’s Florida strawberry crop hitting peak

The Florida strawberry crop for Well-Pict Berries, Watsonville, Calif., will be in peak harvest in February.

PACA sanctions bar Florida, Texas companies from business

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on three Florida and one Texas business for violating the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.

Miami marathon offers Chiquita bananas

As part of its sponsorship of the Life Time Miami Marathon & Half Marathon, Chiquita Brands International, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is providing bananas to runners.

Pre-Super Bowl event promotes Fresh from Florida products

Nikki Fried, commissioner of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, is promoting Florida products in a pre-Super Bowl event.
Jan 31, 2020 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Florida