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Commission proposes cut to collective bargaining in Ontario

The Farm Products Marketing Commission in Ontario, Canada has proposed switching to a free market system for the region's vegetable sector. The switch would remove the price negotiating powers of the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers (OPVG). ... more


Christopher Ranch launches new website

Christopher Ranch has launched a new, consumer-friendly website that will allow for consumers to more personally connect with the brand, according to the company. Christopher Ranch’s home page allows for navigation to all the different products ... more


Beginning farmer training through the UGA Cooperative Extension Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program starts in August. Photo: Jessica Cudnik

UGA Journeyman Farmer registration now open

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is set to offer a second year of the Journeyman Farmer training for beginning and young farmers this August, with registration now open. This multi-session crash course provides information on business p... more


Trimble creates new agriculture business group

Trimble has established a business solutions group within its agriculture division. The Trimble Agriculture Business Solutions group will provide customers with technology integration across their business and data solutions. The Agriculture Busin... more


Photo: Nelson Irrigation

Empire Farm Days’ sprinker demos to highlight irrigation options

Live sprinkler demonstrations at the Empire Farm Days, Aug. 9-11, will highlight irrigation options for all types of fruit, berry, vegetable and crop producers. The demonstrations are part of the outdoor agricultural show hosted on 300 acres at Rod... more


Bella Verdi expands into new Texas greenhouse

Bella Verdi has opened a new 20,000 square foot green house facility located near Austin, Texas. The new facility will increase production of the company’s living and specialty lettuces as well as other leafy greens. Founded in 2003, Bella Verdi... more


Wish Farms contributes $100,000 to Center for Produce Safety

Wish Farms has committed to a donation of $100,000 to the Center for Produce Safety (CPS). The CPS research campaign focuses on prevention of foodborne illnesses and disease outbreaks in the produce industry. The goal is to narrow and potentially c... more


Agriculture Business Solutions group formed by Trimble

Business Solutions group within its Agriculture Division to support the more complex needs of agricultural leaders. According to a news release, the Trimble Agriculture Business Solutions group will provide customers with technology integration ac... more


Spread of stink bugs updated at meeting

  The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Working Group Meeting was organized as a conference with presentations—however, as a working group, scientists frequently conversed and discussed topics during and after updates. Below, we give highlights an... more


Dr. Oscar Liburd conducts research on the management of thrips in blueberries.

New method could quash squash pests

Florida grows more zucchini squash than anywhere else in America – to the tune of $70 million a year. To help improve production, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers are developing a method to keep squash p... more



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