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USDA Appoints Members to Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee

Dan Fruits, Industry News Release, Vegetables

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of 25 members of the recently re-established Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC). The newly appointed members will serve terms of up to two years beginning immediately and ending in 2020. The appointees were selected from nominations received in May 2018 resulting from the April 23, 2018, announcement of the re-establishment of the …

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Oriental Fruit Fly Eradicated in Miami-Dade County

Dan Florida, Fruits, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have declared eradication in the Oriental fruit fly outbreak in the predominantly agricultural Redland area of Miami-Dade County. Due to early detection and rapid response, no quarantine was required during this program. This successful Oriental fruit fly eradication is the second one during this …

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Celebrating National Apple Month

Dan Fruits, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom has us celebrating a favorite fall time fruit. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Celebrating National Apple Month October is National Apple Month. It’s a time to promote the sales of apples, as well as honor the people involved in getting them from the farm to our homes. New York really is the Big Apple. New …

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Senators Take Aim at Unfair Trade Practices Hurting Florida Fruit and Vegetable Growers

Dan Exports/Imports, Fruits, Industry News Release, Trade, Vegetables

U.S. Senators Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced legislation to help Florida fruit and vegetable growers combat unfair trade practices. The bill comes amid long-standing and increasing complaints from Florida farmers that Mexican growers illegally flood the U.S. market with subsidized produce during the winter season. Florida is one of the few places in the country that can …

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Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association Appoints Joyner as New President

Dan Florida, Fruits, Industry News Release, Vegetables

Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association Chairman Paul R. Orsenigo announced today that Mike Joyner has been named as the organization’s new president effective Oct. 15. Joyner’s experience in agricultural and environmental issues runs deep. Most recently, he served as assistant commissioner of agriculture and chief of staff for Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, helping to lead the state Department of Agriculture …