Food safety stock

Cornell leads effort to train farmers on produce safety rules

Cornell is leading a national alliance aimed at improving the safety of fresh produce and helping fruit and vegetable growers meet new regulatory requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The act, signed by President Barack Obama i... more


Preparing sprayers for storage can help avoid problems in spring

Growers — extra care for your sprayer now can save time and money later. So says Erdal Ozkan, an engineer and spray technology expert with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. Ozkan, who ... more

Michigan value-added grant proposals due Nov. 17

The Value-Added Grant Program is accepting abstract grant proposals until 3 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, Nov. 17, according to the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD). Proposals received after 3 p.m. will not be considered. ... more


Latino Farmer Conference focuses on Spanish-speaking farmers

The second annual Latino Farmer Conference will be held Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in Monterey, California. This annual conference is conducted in Spanish and translated into English for all attendees. “Hispanic farmers and ranchers are a dynamic ... more


NJ Agricultural Convention, Trade Show set for Feb. 7-9

The Vegetable Growers Association of New Jersey, in cooperation with Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension and the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, will host its annual NJ Agricultural Convention and Trade Show at Harrahs Casino & Convention i... more


Luna fungicide receives label expansion

Luna fungicide is now approved for use on a wider range of fruit, tree nut and vegetable crops in California. “This label expansion offers key fungicide options to horticulture growers in California,” said Bayer Product Manager Joel Lipsitch... more

Funding available for new farmers across New York state

Funding is available to assist new and early-stage farmers through the New York State New Farmers Grant Fund. Now in its third year, the program builds upon the success of 2015 when more than $743,000 was awarded to 25 early-stage farms across the st... more


Broad mite infestations have growers considering biocontrols

Broad mites are being observed more frequently on a variety of vegetable crops in the field, high tunnel, and greenhouse. Broad mites are very tiny and range in size from .1 mm to .3 mm in length. They can move through the plant canopy by crawling... more

Vertical Designs receives permit to build vertical strawberry farm

Vertical Designs has received permits to build a vertical farm producing strawberries under the license agreement with Affinor Growers. Construction will begin in early 2017 and currently in the process of finalizing purchase orders required to begi... more

New York’s organic farms see growth

Consumer interest in organic products has grown in recent years, as reflected by rising sales nationwide - with a 56 percent increase in New York from 2008 through 2014. The number and total acreage of organic farms in New York also rose over that ... more

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