FFVA members focus on E-Verify at meeting

MANALAPAN, Fla. — Growers tackled immigration reform, increasing production costs and food safety at the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association’s Sept. 19-21 convention at the Palm Beach Ritz-Carlton.

The challenges of growers legally securing workers came during a spirited Sept. 20 discussion between both sides of the issue, which featured Monte Lake, a Washington-based agriculture lobbyist and attorney with CJ Lake LLC, and Rob Williams, director of Florida Legal Services’ Migrant Farmworker Justice Project.
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