Tim York selected as new CEO of California LGMA

Tim York has been named the new chief executive officer of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA). According to an LGMA news release, "York has been an influencial presence when it ... more »

10 states produce most of the value of America’s pumpkins

Pumpkins are one of the most famous symbols of fall. Many consumers enjoy traveling to local farms to pick out their own pumpkins from a patch, carving Halloween jack-o’-lanterns, or making pumpkin ... more »

Food safety initiatives supported by imaging software

Many countries struggle with food shipments being damaged or destroyed by invasive insects and plant disease. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, between 20% and 40% o... more »

Full program unveiled for 2020 Great Lakes EXPO virtual educational sessions

For the first time ever, the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO will be transitioning to a virtual EXPO for 2020, including virtual booths, educational sessions and more. Altho... more »

Farmers to Families Food Box Program gets fourth round, USDA says

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Oct. 23 it has authorized $500 million for a fourth round of purchases for the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program. USDA is issuing solicit... more »

California produce markets retain sharp division

Seven months into the ongoing pandemic, farmer Dave Vierra of West Sacramento said he thinks a new normal has arrived. "How long this is normal is a good question," said Vierra, who grows vegetable... more »

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