The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association is a full-service organization serving Florida's grower-shipper community since 1943. FFVA represents a broad range of crops: vegetables, citrus, tropical fruit, berries, sod, sugar cane, tree crops and more. We listen and respond to our members' needs, working to shape public policy to ensure a strong future for Florida agriculture. No matter the issue, we are your go-to resource.
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It's people who make the difference, and FFVA's collective strength comes from the experience and insight of its members and staff. FFVA members are just a phone call away from a team of nationally recognized experts on crop protection, labor, water management, government relations, marketing and communication.
FFVA leads the industry in helping its members navigate a wide range of agriculture-related programs, laws and regulations. We also provide agricultural labor services to aid employers in finding the workers they need. We are the state's leading advocate in delivering your message about workforce needs in Washington and Tallahassee.
FFVA's key strength is a united membership that is fully informed on critical industry topics. Through a variety of online, digital and printed tools, FFVA delivers the most up-to-date information to keep you in the know. Helping to build public support for pro-agriculture government policy, FFVA shares and promotes the produce industry's voice on a variety of important issues. We provide insight, perspective and resources so you can make informed decisions.
Whether it's an adequate workforce, ample water supply or essential crop protection chemicals, FFVA works to safeguard the resources you need to do business. We stay ahead of the curve, identifying issues before they become full-blown obstacles so you can keep growing your crops. FFVA fosters relationships with government leaders and regulators to advance policies that keep crop protection tools available for growers.
FFVA uses its members' collective strength to ensure that elected and regulatory officials understand the consequences of their decisions on your business and community. FFVA is a credible, respected presence at the table on topics that are critical to Florida's growers, packers and shippers. State and federal authorities rely on FFVA for leadership and information about Florida specialty crop agriculture.
In today's highly competitive marketplace, FFVA helps members market their crops for maximum value while minimizing input costs and trade constraints. FFVA's staff is always here for you, providing expertise, services and programs that give your company a competitive edge. We help you navigate changes, challenges and opportunities in the marketplace to ensure the future strength of your operation and of Florida agriculture.
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Opinion: Proposed wage changes go beyond what small farmers can pay: On Wednesday the Los Angeles Times editorial board wrote a column critical of California’s overtime ... Read more here.
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