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UPDATE: U.S. considers steps to protect against seasonal imports

The Trump administration plans to take steps to protect U.S. growers of seasonal produce against what it calls threats of increased imports.

U.S. growers testify that Mexico trade practices harm them

U.S. growers, trade groups, Florida officials and members of Congress testified virtually in front of federal agencies that imports, mostly targeting Mexico, are increasingly making harder for U.S. farms to survive.

FFVA accepting leadership class applications

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association is accepting applications for its next Emerging Leader Development Program class.

Publix continues domination of Florida’s retail marketplace

The new coronavirus COVID-19 hasn’t changed one reality: Publix has an iron grip on Florida grocery sales. 

FFVA links Florida farms to consumers during pandemic

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association is helping growers find consumers to buy their produce during the COVID-19 crisis.

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.