Lettuce supplants tomatoes atop organic volume list

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of USDA released its latest survey of national organic food production in October. The first organic survey was initiated in 2008 and was conducted ... more »

Massive, high-tech greenhouse opens in Mills River, North Carolina

Lakeside Produce officials held public tours Jan. 15 to showcase the new company’s high-tech greenhouse in Mills River, North Carolina, a massive, 15-acre facility where a variety of tomatoes and mi... more »

Final rule set to modernize Department of Labor’s H-2A regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor announced Jan. 15 a final rule that modernizes the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Labor Certification Program. According to a news release, the Department’s Employment a... more »

Professor receives NASA Early Career award to help astronauts grow vegetables

When in space, astronauts typically eat dehydrated, nutrient-dense food, but when it comes to longer space missions, that can become a problem as they’ll eventually lack nutrients from fresh vegetab... more »

Sakata Seed America increases food donations to Yolo Food Bank

Sakata Seed America, through its Woodland Innovation Center, significantly increased the volume of fresh produce donations to the Yolo Food Bank in Woodland, California. “Sakata Seed has been an ... more »

Produce sales conclude tumultuous 2020 with solid gains

November and December sales were dominated by the holidays along with the consumers’ response to rapidly rising new COVID-19 cases across many states. Some states and cities enacted renewed shelter-... more »

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