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  • Canada has MRLs for Belt insecticide

    Aug 28, 2014

    Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for flubendiamide, the active ingredient in Bayer CropScience’s Belt insecticide, have been established in Canada, effective immediately.             According to a news release, with this MRL in place, Canada joins the list of major markets with… Full Story »
  • Ohio’s Ackerman, industry booster, dies

    Aug 27, 2014

    George F. Ackerman, 83, of Oregon, Ohio died Aug. 23 at his home. Mr. Ackerman farmed with his two brothers until 1958. From that point on, he custom sprayed vegetable crops for local farmers and operated the George F. Ackerman Co. that sold and serviced… Full Story »
  • United Fresh names 2014 Family Business Scholarship recipients

    Aug 27, 2014

    United Fresh Produce Association announced the four recipients of the 2014 Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarships: Nick Chappell, California Giant Berry Farms, Watsonville, California; Mary Griffin Campbell, Griffin Ranches, Somerton, Arizona; Tyler Phipps, Market Fresh Produce, Nixa, Missouri; and Cody Ramsey, Mann Packing Co.,… Full Story »
  • Farmers have chance to help nonprofits

    Aug 25, 2014

    Farmers now have the opportunity to contribute $3.3 million to organizations in their communities. To honor and support the tradition of service organizations in rural America, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program is partnering with farmers to direct $2,500 donations to individual nonprofit organizations. The… Full Story »
  • McDonald’s seeding fruit options

    Aug 19, 2014

    McDonald's seems to be having a McFruity moment. After years of criticism from advocates who urged the burger giant to offer more fruits and veggies for kids in its Happy Meals, the chain is about to do just that. USA Today Click here to read more.
  • CPS, PMA, WGA partner to produce Ag Water report

    Aug 11, 2014

    To help the industry evaluate and consider several years’ worth of scientific research findings, Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and Western Growers Association (WGA) have partnered with the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) to deliver a report focused on agricultural water and its impact on food… Full Story »
  • Russia to ban all U.S. agricultural imports

    Aug 7, 2014

    Retaliating for U.S. sanctions over Ukraine, Russia will ban or limit all American agricultural products for up to a year, a Kremlin official said Wednesday. All fruits and vegetables from the European Union will also be locked out, the country's agricultural and veterinary watchdog told RIA Novosti.… Full Story »
  • MSU gets USDA grant to study pollination solutions

    Aug 7, 2014

    USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded a $6.9 million grant to Michigan State University (MSU) to develop sustainable pollination strategies for specialty crops in the United States. The grant was funded through the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI), which is authorized… Full Story »
  • Members named to fruit, vegetable advisory committee

    Aug 1, 2014

    USDA recently named new members of its Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee. The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) oversees the 25-member committee, which will meet up to two times per year to advise the secretary of agriculture on issues affecting the fruit and vegetable industry. Committee… Full Story »
  • California growers, researchers doing what they can to conserve water

    Jul 23, 2014

    The 2014 drought will cost California’s economy $2.2 billion and 17,100 seasonal and part-time jobs, according to a study released in July by the University of California’s (UC) Center for Watershed Sciences and Agricultural Issues Center. The study states that the 2014 drought is “responsible… Full Story »

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