GFVGA’s Butts: We Are Enthused That USTR is Establishing a Panel

Jim Rogers Exports/Imports

By Clint Thompson The U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) pledge of assistance to specialty crop producers was needed for growers suffering from increased imports from Mexico. Even if ambassador Katherine Tai opted not to follow through on a Section 301 petition to assist the Southeast seasonal produce industry, she pledged to work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish an …

Registration Open for Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference

Jim Rogers Georgia

Registration is now open for the Southeast (SE) Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, the south’s premier fruit and vegetable educational conference and trade show for growers, packers, and shippers. Co-sponsored by the South Carolina Peach Council and Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA), the 2023 SE Regional Conference will return to the Savannah Convention Center in Savannah, Georgia, on …

Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference Produces Excitement, Big Crowd

Jim Rogers Fruit, Georgia, Vegetables

By Clint Thompson The return of the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference yielded a huge crowd and excitement among farmers reuniting again for the first time in two years. Chris Butts, executive vice president of the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, said on Friday the attendance was about 2,700 with pre-registration between 1,600 and 1,700. “Our attendance numbers …

GFVGA Discusses What’s on its Legislative Plate

Kelsey Fry Legislative, Top Posts

While many Georgia farmers are busy putting in 110 percent work effort during this time of year, the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) is doing its part when it comes to legislative duties. Charles Hall, GFVGA executive director, says the association is addressing issues that will affect Georgia fruit and vegetable growers. The two main topics up for …