FFVA Names Legislators of the Year

Web Admin Industry News Release

The Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association (FFVA) named Florida Senator Jay Collins and Florida Representative Kaylee Tuck as its Legislators of the year for 2023. The two were recognized at the FFVA’s 79th annual convention in Naples on Sept. 25-27. The FFVA presents the awards to elected officials who have worked to promote public policies that advance and protect Florida agriculture. …

Action Taken Against Adverse Effect Wage Rates Rule

Web Admin Agribusiness, Labor

In late February, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) pushed through a new methodology used to determine the hourly adverse effect wage rates (AEWR) for agricultural employers. The rule became effective March 30. Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) Director of Labor Relations Jamie Fussell discussed the action’s impact on growers: IMPACT ON EMPLOYERSSimply, the new rule may mean that multiple …