April 1, 2015

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.

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single ditgital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Santa Fe College
Santa Fe College

Santa Fe College is the winner of the prestigious 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and moves up to the top spot as the number one community college in the nation. Read the official announcement.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Do you support the U.S. entering a nuclear deal with Iran?

  • Yes - Iran is only seeking energy
  • Yes - I don't trust Iran, but a deal is preferable to more involved middle-east intervention
  • No - keep or expand the sanctions; if Iran walks, it's on them...
  • No - We need an immediate, direct, military solution to settle this

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe