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Florida Citrus Growers Finally Receive Good News

There's a little bit of good news for producers in Florida's citrus region. The National Agricultural Statistics Service shares why.

Gene Akins of Catalytic Generators wins Florida Tomato Man of the Year

Gene Akins of Norfolk, Va.-based Catalytic Generators received the Florida Tomato Man of the Year recognition at the annual Florida Tomato Committee Conference. 

Florida hall of fame inductee friend of citrus industry

A University of Florida Extension agent for almost four decades whose work focused on citrus is being inducted into the Florida Agriculture Hall of Fame.

New Blazer Wilkinson site focuses on ‘The Ultimate Strawberry’

Blazer Wilkinson, Salinas, Calif., has a new website highlighting “The Ultimate Strawberry,” as the company ramps up production of its Foxy brand conventional and organic strawberries.

IMG Citrus VP to retire, company promotes director of sales

Veronique Sallin, vice president at Vero Beach, Fla.-based IMG Citrus, plans to retire after 40 years with the company.

Fate of H-2A reform legislation uncertain

PALM BEACH, Fla. — It is a 50-50 chance that bipartisan legislation to reform key aspects of the H-2A guest worker program will be considered by Congress this fall, says Craig Regelbrugge. 

Major Florida grapefruit planting announced

Peace River Citrus Products and Scott Family Cos. and its partners plan to invest more than $25 million in planting a quarter million grapefruit trees in Florida.

USDA perishable transportation handbook gets update, app

A 1987 handbook published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s division of Agricultural Marketing Service received a 21st-century update thanks to a team led by University of Florida researchers.

IMG Citrus invests in packing line grader

IMG Citrus, Vero Beach, Fla., has added an electronic fruit grader to its packing line.

Stronger Together US event focuses on ethical labor recruitment

A roundtable for responsible recruitment of farmworkers and packers will feature speakers representing Walmart, Castellini Group, Lipman Family Farms and Titan Farms.