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Growers brace for minimum wage hikes

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wanted New York to become the first state in the nation to increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour. The measure eventually passed, but California beat him to the mark – and oth... more

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The self-propelled Johnson Tomato Harvester, which is now manufactured and sold by California Tomato Machinery Co. Photo: California Tomato Machinery

Decades of development lead to mechanization of agriculture

The impact of mechanized harvesting on commercial vegetable crops may best be seen in the expansion of tomato harvesting technology.


Prevention is key against insurance claims

Precaution and prevention are key factors in making sure your farm is properly insured and protected against claims. Mark Epple, a Michigan Farm Burea... more

Measures treat municipal water in processing plants

It’s no secret that water is a must for produce processing plants. Whether the source is rural or ... more
Reuters: USDA to join panel reviewing Syngenta, ChemChina deal Reuters: USDA to join panel reviewing Syngenta, ChemChina deal

usda_tomatoes Scientists take different approaches to tastier tomatoes

Photo: University of Guelph

Listeria outbreaks a growing threat, food scientist says

Even as the food industry and regulators get better at preventing and respo... more


Packaging advances prolong veggie freshness

Eva Almenar, with MSU’s School of Packaging, focused on onions, one of th... more

Montero Farms recalls orange peppers

Montero Farms recalls orange peppers

Montero Farms of McAllen, Texas is recalling Orange Habanero Peppers due to... more

Breeding companies to host Summer Vegetable Trials

Farm Bureau survey: farmers want to control their data

Reception Honoring Women in Produce to honor Julie Krivanek

$130 million available for foundational agriculture research

Trends in spring climate changing in the Northeast

Plan needed to reduce risks from wildlife in produce fields


VIDEO: Impact of Sustainable Soil Management Practices in Strawberry Production

Amanda McWhirt, graduate research assistant at North Carolina State University, is part of a project analyzing the impact of sustainable soil man

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