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Packer Insight — FDA investigations, H-2A news, online grocery and more

Tom Karst, Chris Koger, Amy Sowder and Ashley Nickle take you through the big stories of the week, from developments related to H-2A wages to company news born from increased demand for online grocery services.

Florida Ag Expo cancelled due to COVID-19

Florida Ag Expo, an annual trade show with educational seminars for vegetable and specialty crop growers, has decided to forego its 2020 event.?

Packer Insight — New products, awards, Florida and more

Get a rundown of the news of the week from Tom Karst, Chris Koger, Ashley Nickle and Amy Sowder on topics from Trevor Suslow leaving PMA to Oleen Smethurst receiving the Canadian Produce Person of the Year Award.

IMG’s Veronique Sallin recognized for citrus contributions in Florida

Veronique Sallin, co-founder of Clermont, Fla.-based IMG Enterprises Inc., parent company of IMG Citrus, is Florida’s 2020 Woman of the Year in Agriculture.

FFVA schedules regional meetings in Belle Glade, Clewiston

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association has scheduled two regional meetings to provide updates on issues affecting the state’s growers.

COVID-19 tests available for Florida farmworkers, families

As Florida’s fall harvest season begins, there are new efforts to provide COVID-19 testing for farmworkers.

UPDATE: U.S. considers steps to protect against seasonal imports

The Trump administration plans to take steps to protect U.S. growers of seasonal produce against what it calls threats of increased imports.

U.S. growers testify that Mexico trade practices harm them

U.S. growers, trade groups, Florida officials and members of Congress testified virtually in front of federal agencies that imports, mostly targeting Mexico, are increasingly making harder for U.S. farms to survive.

FFVA accepting leadership class applications

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association is accepting applications for its next Emerging Leader Development Program class.

Florida survey shows pandemic effects depends on commodity

A University of Florida survey on COVID-19’s effects on the state’s agriculture industry shows that most operations continue to operate, and expect to weather the long-term effects of the pandemic.