August 20, 2014

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 2/5/2013

"There is no greater disrespect to this community."

-- Ted Campbell, the Florida Strawberry Growers Association's executive director

The Florida Strawberry Growers Association is seeing red.

The Walmart in Plant City offered imported Mexican strawberries until a recent backlash by members of the Strawberry Growers Association, which is fighting for survival for the second consecutive season against their Mexican competitors.

"Everybody on the (Growers Association) board was appalled and disgusted. It was a complete slap in the face," said Andy McDonald, a Plant City grower and the association president.

Read more at the Lakeland Ledger.

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