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Talley Farms tells its story, customers listen

Halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, seven miles from the Pacific Coast, there’s a place called the Arroyo Grande Valley where farmers grow vegetables, winegrapes, lemons and avocados. ... more

Organic growers tally wish lists for new farm bill

Organic growers say they’re more than a niche of the agriculture market, and the group appears to be getting Washington’s attention as they lobby for more i... more

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Talley Farms tells its story, customers listen

Halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, seven miles from the Pacific Coast, there’s a place called the Arroyo Grande Valley where farmers gro... more »

California agriculture faced severe labor shortage, survey says

California agriculture has a chronic problem finding and hiring qualified employees, according to a survey of farmers and ranchers published by the Ca... more »

Organic growers tally wish lists for new farm bill

Organic growers say they’re more than a niche of the agriculture market, and the group appears to be getting Washington’s attention as they lobby ... more »

Grower finishes 17 years of labor advocacy in capital

For the better part of two decades, tomato grower Fred Leitz has regularly left the family farm in Sodus, Michigan to advocate in the nation's capital... more »

Biotech company opens North American headquarters

PlantResponse recently opened an office for its North American headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina. The office will house PlantResponse’s co... more »

Produce industry starts to prepare for FSMA inspections

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is in place, and inspectors are coming. The compliance date for larger manufactured food facilities subjec... more »

Q&A with ‘The Lean Farm’ author Ben Hartman

How lean farming works at Clay Bottom Farm Ben Hartman wrote a book about lean farming, but first he had to work to implement those principles at his... more »

Grower-packer partnership works for multigenerational farm

A vertical partnership between two family operations – a tomato packer and a grower – is yielding results and more options for customers. Tomat... more »

‘Luck,’ patience yield new Pueblo chile variety

A new variety of Pueblo Mirasol chile pepper with fleshier fruit for grilling has been developed in Colorado, where it’s growing in popularity. M... more »

Florida strawberry grower expands into blueberries

Sam Astin III started as a medium-sized Florida strawberry grower. By considerably expanding his acreage, he became one of the state’s leading straw... more »


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