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Volume back to normal for Florida avocados

Volume of Florida’s green-skin avocados is back to normal this year, following tight supplies last season spurred by Hurricane Irma.

Always Fresh Farms, Giddings Fruit partner for year-round berries

Berry grower-shipper Always Fresh Farms, Winter Haven, Fla., has entered into a long-term partnership with Giddings Fruit S.A., a berry and cherry grower in Mexico and South America.

Florida avocado volume back to normal

Volume of Florida’s green-skin avocados is back to normal this year, following tight supplies last season spurred by Hurricane Irma.

Tomato negotiations sour

Negotiations on a new tomato suspension agreement were stuck in neutral in early August, with a danger of slipping into reverse.

Expo agenda to include water, hemp and labor officials

Water issues, hemp and labor issues will be the center of discussion at the combined Citrus Expo and Vegetable & Specialty Crop Expo Aug. 14-15 in North Fort Myers, Fla.

Rubio anticipates conclusion of Mexican tomato investigation

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released a statement Aug. 8 regarding the ongoing antidumping investigation on fresh tomatoes from Mexico.
Aug 08, 2019 by Cristin Shepard #Tomatoes, #Mexico, #Florida

Farmers of the Year include Georgia, Florida produce growers

Georgia peach grower Robert Dickey III and Florida vegetable grower Charles Obern have been named 2019 Farmers of the Year by Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo.

USDA expands Florida’s citrus black spot quarantine area

The U.S. Department of Agricultures has expanded a citrus black spot quarantine in four Florida counties.
Jul 30, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Citrus, #Florida, #USDA

Commerce sets preliminary dumping margin of 25% on Mexican tomatoes

The Department of Commerce has announced a preliminary dumping margin of 25.28% on Mexican tomato imports following its investigation whether tomatoes from Mexico are being dumped into the U.S.

Centerline CEO joins chef convention’s first female symposium

Tracy Smith, cofounder and CEO of St. Augustine, Fla.-based Centerline Brackets, a steel support brackets manufacturer, will speak at the American Culinary Federation’s inaugural women’s symposium.