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Irrigation technologies key for California farmers

Despite hopes for a drenching from El Niño, California farmers are facing another drought year in 2016. Even after four years of the worst drought on record, California farm output was a record $54 billion in 2015, accounting for more than half of t... more


FDA issues intentional adulteration final rule

The FDA has finalized a new food safety rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that will help to prevent wide-scale public health harm by requiring companies in the United States and abroad to take steps to prevent intentional adult... more


Northeast Ag Sales to distribute Agro-K products

Agro-K has teamed up with Northeast Agricultural Sales (NEAG) for distribution of the full line of Agro-K foliar fertilizers and soil biological products in northern New England. NEAG has headquarters in Lyndonville, Vermont and offices in Fairf... more


APHIS expands importation of Mexican avocados

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending its regulations to allow the importation of Hass avocados into the continental United States, Hawaii and Puerto Rico from all areas of Mexico under a systems approach. Cur... more


US organic sales reach $43.3 billion in 2015

The U.S. organic industry posted new records in 2015, with total organic product sales hitting a new benchmark of $43.3 billion, according to a survey by the Organic Trade Association. The organic industry is up a robust 11 percent from the previous ... more


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Potential whitefly outbreak threatens Florida crops

The Q-biotype whitefly, a significant  tropical and subtropical pest, may threaten Florida crops such as tomatoes, squash, beans, watermelons and many other vegetables and ornamentals if immediate measures are not taken to prevent its spread. Sci... more


Cornell plant breeder Bill Pardee dies at 86

William Pardee, a seed expert who led plant breeding efforts at Cornell during the pivotal era when biotechnology transformed the field, died May 1 in Ithaca. He was 86. Born July 7, 1929, Pardee developed his interest in agriculture while working... more


SERCH LIGHTS alerts growers to climate change impacts

If you’re a farmer, rancher or working land manager in the southeastern United States, the USDA Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) can be a valuable resource in delivering timely and applicable climate information and tools. Located in Ralei... more


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Arysta LifeScience relocates to Research Triangle Park

Arysta LifeScience will relocate its global headquarters from West Palm Beach, Florida, to Cary, North Carolina, over the coming months. The company’s global headquarters will host key functional areas including Global R&D and Regulatory, Glo... more


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GAP training available for Latino farmworkers, growers

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension will host the first of several Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) workshops in Spanish June 3-4. MSU Extension, in cooperation with Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS), will be hosting GAP workshops in S... more



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Vegetable Growers News - June 2016
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