The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association is a non-profit
agricultural trade organization whose mission is to enhance the business
and competitive environment for producing and marketing fruits,
vegetables and other crops.
FFVA members have access to a team of the industry's leading experts on crop protection,
labor, water management, government relations, marketing and
communication. The association offers several membership categories: Producer members,
affiliate members, trade associate members and insurance associate
members (companies affiliated with FFVA Mutual Insurance Co.).
FFVA manages and/or owns three subsidiary companies:
- Florida East Coast Travel Service, which recruits,
provides travel and supports labor through the H-2A and H-2B programs of
the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization
- Third Party Registrations Inc., which administers
24(c) limited liability pesticide registrations for FFVA members
- FFVA Mutual
Insurance Co., which provides workers' compensation insurance for
numerous industry sectors, including agriculture, in the Southeast
FFVA was organized from the vegetable committee of Florida Farm Bureau
in 1941. Known initially as the Florida Vegetable Committee, the
organization's primary focus was to represent vegetable growers during
wartime regulation of production quotas, rationing, labor availability
and transportation. Formally incorporated as a state organization in
1943, the association has become the leading voice of agriculture in
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