Keep on Trucking: Growers aim to navigate driver shortage, new regulations

A nationwide shortage of truck drivers and shifting federal rules add obstacles to the task of shipping fresh plants and product.

Difficulty hiring and retaining drivers, federally-mandated electronic logging devices and hours of service in the trucking industry are likely to increase shipping costs and affect availability.

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Chlorpyrifos pesticide ban ordered by appeals court

The ban will take away a tool that many growers are still using, and its manufacturer says that additional legal recourse is being considered.

But others in the industry say the action was overdue and there are softer chemicals and biological controls lined up to take chlorpyrifos’s place as a bug-killer.

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Potato late blight confirmed in Michigan’s Monroe County

Alan R. Sams to lead OSU ag college, experiment station

United Fresh Commends USDA for harmonized standard support

Jury awards cancer patient $289M in Monsanto case

Criminal arrests by ICE outlined in news release

Cornell vegetable researcher Joseph Sieczka dies at 79

Heirloom tomato research a team effort at Western Illinois

Great American Media Services Ag Group named finalist in Eddie & Ozzie Awards

Great American Media Services’ Agriculture Group has been named a finalist in five categories of the 2018 Folio Magazine Eddie and Ozzie Awards. Vegetable Growers News is a finalist in the B2B Full Issue Category with two entries: the January 2018 issue and the February 2018 issue.

Specialty crops industry not stopping for EU’s GMO ruling

Specialty crop industry leaders see a future in new gene editing techniques, despite an unfavorable European Union high court ruling.

 The Court Justice of the European Union (ECJ) ruled in July that both mutagenesis and transgenesis produce genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

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Sanitation, seed choice help control hydroponics pathogens

“There is a big difference, as far as diseases and their causes, in what you see outside in the field and what you see inside the greenhouse.”

Outside, the challenges are rain-splashed diseases like septoria and bacterial spot. In greenhouses, it’s diseases that prefer high humidity.

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Record heat brings warnings to Washington state residents

Sakata prepares for annual California Field Days Sakata prepares for annual California Field Days

WSU research to protect onions from pests, pathogens honored

With a market value of nearly a billion dollars, onions are the fifth... more

Farmers for Free Trade roll out $800k campaign against tariffs

Farmers for Free Trade roll out $800k campaign against tariffs

The advocacy group Farmers for Free Trade has purchased $800,000 worth of a... more

CIFT announces new board member

CIFT announces new board member

Brian Chisholm, senior program manager, Owens-Illinois, has been named the ... more

Industry veteran Mike Krull joins Nufarm portfolio solutions

Industry veteran Mike Krull joins Nufarm portfolio solutions

Crop protection products manufacturer Nufarm has hired Mike Krull as its No... more

Link to cattle operation eyed in romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Dis... more

News is good and bad regarding Indiana climate change

Stokes Seeds hires Hetherington as executive vice president

Potato industry to sell spuds as performance-boosting

Simplot gets keys to CRISPR-Cas9

Key Technology ‘s VERYX sorters for fresh-cut leafy greens

Sentera expands use of Gimbaled Quad Sensor

Organic Grower Summit plans second intensive education session

Clean energy plan in Arizona opposed by Western Growers

MDARD offers nutrient management research funds

Zaad Holdings buys Sakata Seed America’s onion breeding program


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