LATEST NEWS FROM Florida

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08:30AM Apr 10, 2020

Florida growers offers produce to consumers, seek federal assistance

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

Suffering millions in lost farm sales because of COVID-19 restrictions on restaurants since mid-March, some Florida growers are now selling some of their crops directly to consumers.

14:55PM Mar 18, 2020

Field hearings on seasonal protection postponed

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

Field hearings to consider protection measures for U.S. produce against fruit and vegetable imports have been postponed.

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12:21PM Mar 11, 2020

What you missed at the 2020 SEPC Southern Exposure expo

Amy Sowder
AgWeb Contributor

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.

17:21PM Mar 09, 2020

Sonny Perdue visits Florida Strawberry Fest, talks trade with growers

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

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

11:24AM Mar 06, 2020

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

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

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

10:17AM Feb 12, 2020

PACA sanctions bar Florida, Texas companies from business

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

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

17:08PM Jan 30, 2020

U.S. to investigate seasonal dumping, but not through USMCA

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

When President Trump signed the USMCA, responses from the U.S., Canada and Mexican fresh produce industries were generally positive.