EXPO the setting for award presentations

Awards and scholarships were handed out Dec. 5 at the 18th Annual Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO Banquet held at the Amway Grand Hotel’s Ambassador Ballroom in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Bernard Zandstra, who has been a vegetable Extension specialist in the Department of Horticulture at Michigan State University (MSU) since 1977, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Michigan State Horticultural Society. Zandstra has concentrated his research efforts on developing season-long integrated weed control programs for all crops. He has worked with IR-4 (USDA Mino... more

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A Q&A with Mike Stuart of the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association

You could say he started at the bottom and worked his way up. More than 40 years ago, before Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) CEO Mike Stuart started working for specialty... more

USDA emergency loans readied for Michigan counties

Misionero celebrates second anniversary of Harbinger acquisition

Penn State hosting food safety training

Congressional leadership aid sought on AEWR relief

Diverse Great Lakes Expo Farm Market Bus Tour attracts 100

Barsotti named Grower of the Year by Organic Grower Summit

Lohr to lead Natural Resources Conservation Service

Purdue builds farmers’ market manager skills

Sources of healthy, local produce are important to many community members, especially for those in urban areas and food deserts. Area farmers also nee... more

Salinas Valley startup Food-Origins harvests data from field work

At a busy office in a famous California valley, a small team of entrepreneurs, coders and customer reps work on a data-gathering blockchain system that’s already generating a substantial amount of p... more

Assessing tomato grafting in low-disease high tunnels

Grafting is a proven way to incorporate disease resistance into tomato transplants. But in areas of the country with less history of tomato production and less soil-borne disease, is grafting still be... more
MCFA salutes Dan Botts for contributions to specialty crops

USMCA trade agreement signed by country leaders USMCA trade agreement signed by country leaders

New insecticide ready to control piercing, sucking pests

New insecticide ready to control piercing, sucking pests

PQZ insecticide from Nichino America Inc. has been granted a U.S. EPA label... more

Senate, house negotiators firm up Farm Bill deal

Congressional negotiators working on the Farm Bill have "an agreement in pr... more

Florida Tomato Exchange alleges Mexican dumping

Florida Tomato Exchange (FTE) is alleging Mexico is engaging in commodity d... more

FDA investigates counties in romaine E. coli outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday named specific romaine lettuc... more

California Giant Berry Farms collaborates with vegetable packer for cross-docking

California Giant Berry Farms has strengthened its four-berry program for s... more

National Council of Agricultural Employers seeks wage relief

IRAC approves mode of action for Vestaron’s SPEAR bioinsecticide

FDA eases ban on romaine lettuce related to E. coli issue

Fast E. coli test keeps bad food off shelves

Produce Labor Conference set for Dec. 5 in Colorado

E. coli lettuce outbreak ‘likely from California’

Groups react to E. coli related to romaine lettuce reports

Growers urge romaine withdrawal. ‘Food safety is our top priority’

Organic Trade Association seeks voluntary check-off ideas

BASF opens breeding center for cucumbers in Nunhem

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