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UC Davis involved in strawberry breeding ruling

According to a news release from the University of California-Davis, a federal jury has ruled in favor of the University of California in its lawsuit with two former UC Davis strawberry breeders and the private breeding company they created with UC-o... more


Tanimura & Antle adds Glynn as director of organics

Tanimura & Antle has hired Chris Glynn as director of organics as the company prepares for a rollout of organic products. From 2005 until he joined Tanimura & Antle, Glynn was at Earthbound Farm, most recently as vice president of ag supply, ... more


Lēf Farms hires production manager

Lēf Farms has hired Kyle Scamman as the company’s production manager. Scamman brings with him 17 years of farming and growing experience under his belt. Growing up on his family’s New Hampshire farm, he learned the value of hard work and the ... more


Ag organizations concerned about Trump budget proposals

Agricultural organizations are reacting to this week's U.S. budget proposals outlined by the Trump administration. Reports indicated the budget proposes an almost 21 percent cut to the USDA, the third-largest percentage cut proposed for any agenc... more


Produce Safety Network updated as part of FSMA

When the Produce Safety Rule became final in November 2015 as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the FDA began the process of building the Produce Safety Network (PSN) to support the efforts of farmers, regulators, and other key stakeh... more


Duncan Family Farms employs falcons as bird abatement

Duncan Family Farms, a 100 percent organic grower specializing in baby lettuces and greens, kales, beets, chards and herbs, is using an innovative method for bird abatement at its Goodyear, Arizona farm: falconry. They have collaborated with Falcon ... more


University of Florida offers nutrient management training

Join the 488 growers who have successfully graduated from Greenhouse Training Online courses offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension (UF). This advanced course is designed for experienced growers or technical managers in the US and other ... more


BrightFarms announces voluntary regional recall of produce

BrightFarms is initiating a voluntary recall of packaged produce sold in Giant Food stores due to the potential presence of metal as a result of construction at its Elkwood, Virginia (Culpeper County) greenhouse farm. According to a news release f... more


National Pollinator Week webinar series focuses on honeybee health

Bayer, in partnership with Bee Culture and Project Apis m., will celebrate National Pollinator Week (June 19–23) by hosting live webinars on Monday, June 19, Wednesday, June 21 and Friday, June 23 at 12 p.m. ET to showcase innovative research aimed... more


Pest detections cue sweet corn growers to do early-season scouting

Some pests are sporadic in nature and only become problems when conditions are right. This year’s wet spring and big storms have provided perfect conditions for black cutworm and true armyworm. The combination of weather fronts carrying moths to Mi... more



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