Midwest

BrightFarms expands voluntary recall of packaged salad greens

BrightFarms initiated on July 28 a voluntary recall expansion of additional packaged salad greens that are past expiration date and were produced in its Rochelle, Illinois (Ogle County) greenhouse farm sold in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa,... more »

Spotted cucumber beetle management urged in Illinois

There seems to be a larger number of striped and spotted cucumber beetles this year in Illinois compared to previous years. It is important to control these beetles as they transmit the pathogen that causes... more »

Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Week brings support for specialty crops

Iowa’s commercial horticulture industry contributes $48 million to the state’s economy each year, providing fresh produce to Iowa consumers. Gov, Kim Reynolds recognized the value of Iowa horticulture by designating July 26-30, 2021, as Iowa... more »

Outbreak query of salmonella points to BrightFarms Sunny Crunch Salad

The FDA, along with Centers for Disease Control and state and local partners, announced July 15 they are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to the consumption of BrightFarms Sunny Crunch Salad produced in... more »

Gerber commits to carbon neutrality for organic products in 2022

Gerber, the early childhood nutrition leader, announced July 15 its Climate Forward Nutrition ambition to pioneer on-farm research and invest in regenerative agriculture techniques to ensure the ingredients for its nutritious food for baby are produced... more »

Education Field Day, webinars set for small farmers by Purdue University

Small and urban farmers are invited to join Purdue University’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture and the Purdue Student Farm for the Small Farm Education Field Day and Webinar series. The in-person field day... more »

Hydroponics and aquaponics topic of free Ohio State workshop

Ohio State University College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Science is offering a educational workshop, “Hydroponics, Aquaponics Impacts and Opportunities.” It will be held Aug. 5, from 5:30-5 p.m. at the Ohio State University (OSU)... more »

Farmers can overcome land access challenges with Ohio House bill

On June 28, by a vote of 96-1, the Ohio House passed House Bill 95, which could clear a major hurdle for the next generation of Ohio farmers and provide greater resilience to Ohio’s food... more »

Current Issue

Old Dominion Organic Farms has tobacco history, organic is the future

Pythium in cucurbits: Temperature decides species

Small grower goes big in sustainable packaging effort

Getting started with greenhouse tomatoes is EXPO topic

Meet the Fruit & Vegetable 40 Under Forty Class of 2021

Farm Market column: Seek a brand that builds positive customer response

Notes from the Farm column: Machine maintenance proceeds amid world’s woes

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: A show of hands outlines US farm labor trends

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