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Variety of methods keep track of farm visitors

On a busy weekend day, Tougas Family Farm can see upwards of 10,000 customers walking through its fields and orchards. Making sure everyone has paid admission, keeping customers in the right fields an... more

Skelly’s Farm Market adapts to retail agriculture

A traditional Midwestern farm that raised 350 acres of field crops and milked 50 cows a day has successfully converted to a small vegetable growing and farm mar... more

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Plant IP protection program to host first US workshop in California

The CIOPORA Academy, a specialized training and certificate program for Intellectual Property (IP) protection in the field of horticulture, will host... more »

SNAP farmers market website updated

Expanding access to the healthy foods available at farmers markets and farm stands for those participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Pr... more »

Produce Nerd website launched for produce industry

The Produce Nerd, a new online social marketing tool, has been launched to introduce the general public to the produce industry. The Produce Nerd ... more »

Report makes the case for increased ag research funding

A collaborative report, "Retaking the Field: The Case for a Surge in Agricultural Research," from 13 partnering universities and the Supporters of Ag... more »

Robinson Fresh president to keynote Global Cold Chain Expo

Jim Lemke, president of Robinson Fresh, will be the keynote speaker at the Monday Opening General Session kicking off the inaugural Global Cold Chain ... more »

USDA finalizes rules for local food enterprise loans

On Friday, June 3, USDA released its final rule for the Business and Industry (B&I) Loan Guarantee program, codifying a variety of changes aimed a... more »

Ohio agritourism law provides protection, clarity

For 20 years, the Leeds Farm in Delaware County (Ohio) has opened its gates to thousands of visitors on autumn weekends for hayrides, zip lines, pig r... more »

United Fresh releases white paper on Vermont labeling law compliance

United Fresh Produce Association has published a white paper and legal backgrounder to assist member companies in understanding and complying with a ... more »

FreshFacts on Retail Q1 report released

Organic produce sales have surpassed the $1 billion mark, while consumers continue to drive demand for convenience and value-added items, according to... more »

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Farmcation connects local farmers with city dwellers

Although demand for local food in the Bay Area is on the rise, most small farms struggle to stay afloat. But a new student startup called Farmcation, ... more »


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