By Doug Ohlemeier, The Packer

PLANT CITY, Fla. — As they were preparing to put their winter crops in the ground, Florida strawberry growers and shippers heard how to keep what happened to tomato growers from striking the strawberry industry.

At the Florida Strawberry Growers Association’s Aug. 26-27 Agritech 2008 meeting, growers learned what they can do to keep updated on food safety developments and heard updates on how legislative action in Washington, D.C., could affect their harvesting workforce.

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