USDA sees slow growth in vegetable production

U.S. production of vegetables and pulse crops is projected to grow just 4% from 2022 to 2033, according to the USDA’s recently released long-term outlook report. The growth, slower than the past ... more »

Maryland breeding program releases Lumina, a new strawberry cultivar

The USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) strawberry breeding program in Beltsville, Maryland, is releasing a new cultivar, Lumina, which produces lustrous bright red strawberries that are large ... more »

Andy D’Arrigo’s 100th birthday celebrated

Andy D’Arrigo, the face behind D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of California’s legacy and company logo, is celebrating his 100th birthday. On Feb. 1, 1924, Andy D’Arrigo was born in Stockton, Califo... more »

University of Missouri starts digital ag center

Addressing the Show Me State’s agricultural importance, the University of Missouri has launched a digital ag center. Because nearly a third of Missouri's economy is tied to agriculture, the Unive... more »

Water saving irrigation pivot sensor introduced

An irrigation company and a digital ag supplier are partnering to help growers improve irrigation efficiencies. CropX Technologies, a global agribusiness farm management and digital agriculture pro... more »

Kroger’s new supplier rule requires IPM practices

In a move touted as advancing sustainability in its fresh produce supply chain, a major U.S. retailer is introducing a produce supplier biodiversity program that places new requirements on its produce... more »

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