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IN DEPTH: NEWS

Caldwell outlines his priorities for state's agriculture sector

Labor, trade and water are the most pressing issues facing Florida's agriculture sector, according to Rep. Matt Caldwell, the Republican nominee for agriculture commissioner on the November 6 general election ballot.  "I’m an optimist and believe the challenges facing our industry can be solved," Caldwell said at the opening luncheon for FFVA’s 75th annual convention. "We need to educate our state’s residents about these issues and lay out a pathway to the future." 

Caldwell outlined his family's long ties to Florida and his decision to enter public service a decade ago. After being elected to the state House of Representatives in 2010, Caldwell was honored twice with FFVA’s Legislator of the Year award.  Now running for commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services...Read more.

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Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association appoints Mike Joyner as new president

Mike Joyner has been named as the organization’s new president effective Oct. 15. 

Joyner’s experience in agricultural and environmental issues runs deep. Most recently, he served as assistant commissioner of agriculture and chief of staff for Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, helping to lead the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for almost eight years.

“Mike is uniquely equipped to lead FFVA into the future,” Orsenigo said. “Given his experience and leadership in Florida agriculture, he has a keen grasp of the issues that Florida producers face in growing and marketing their crops. We’re looking forward to having him at the helm of our association.” 
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