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14:01PM Sep 11, 2019

Stronger Together US event focuses on ethical labor recruitment

Amy Sowder
AgWeb Contributor
A roundtable for responsible recruitment of farmworkers and packers will feature speakers representing Walmart, Castellini Group, Lipman Family Farms and Titan Farms.
11:10AM Sep 05, 2019

Hurricane Dorian: Florida Tomato Council reschedules conference

Amy Sowder
AgWeb Contributor
An abridged version of Florida’s 44th Tomato Conference, canceled due to Hurricane Dorian’s approach in the Atlantic, has been rescheduled for Oct. 2-3 in a new location.
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09:42AM Sep 02, 2019

Southern Cattle Lands Ranch Offered Via Sealed Bids

Greg Henderson
Editorial Director
The nearly 10,000-acre Southern Cattle Lands ranch in the Florida panhandle is for sale via sealed bids.
09:47AM Aug 22, 2019

Inspection provision in Mexico tomato deal draws critics

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor
The relief of reaching a new tomato suspension agreement between Mexican tomato growers and the Department of Commerce has come with misgivings about the effect of mandatory inspections at the
18:29PM Aug 20, 2019

USDA expands citrus disease quarantine areas in 3 states

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has expanded quarantined areas for citrus greening in California, Texas and Louisiana after the disease was detected in plant tissue samples in multiple locations in
13:04PM Aug 13, 2019

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

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer
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.
18:26PM Jul 30, 2019

Farmers of the Year include Georgia, Florida produce growers

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer
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.