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Dec. 5-6 are dates set for 2019 Virginia Farm to Table Conference

If you’re interested in local and regional food and agriculture and want to be inspired to implement values that enhance your business, organization, and community, plan to attend the 2019 Virginia Farm to Table Conference... more »

Active Pennsylvania grower Tim Weiser dies at 69

Timothy Lee Weiser, age 69, of York Springs, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at his home. He was born Aug. 14, 1950, in Carlisle, the son of the late M. Everett and Olive L. (Starry)... more »

Food scientist from University of Massachusetts tracks foodborne disease

University of Massachusetts Amherst food scientist Matthew Moore has received two grants from the USDA to apply new technology in an effort to more quickly detect and trace foodborne disease caused by noroviruses and bacteria.... more »

‘Veganic’ ag grower profiled by USDA

Arbor Farmstead, a 'veganic' strawberry farm in Vermont, was recently featured in the USDA's weekly Fridays on the Farm series. Growers Alisha Utter and Kyle Bowley grow strawberries, other annual fruit crops and Winter greens... more »

How GMO labeling impacts vegetable purchases

Consumers were more willing to buy unlabeled produce after being shown food tagged as “genetically modified” in a new Cornell study that comes two months before a new federal food-labeling law goes into effect. The... more »

Healthy eating led by farmers’ markets, study finds

Smaller purveyors of produce such as mobile and farmers' markets are the cream of the crop when it comes to increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in low-income communities. Opening new supermarkets, however, has not been... more »

Penn State alum gets $1.5M for startup fertilizer solution firm

Hunter Swisher is living proof that environmental and business sustainability is not only possible, but key to the growth of his startup fertilizer solution company, Phospholutions. The 2016 plant sciences graduate from Penn State University... more »

$1.92M given for farm and ranch stress assistance

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Oct. 22 rolled out $1.92 million in four competitive grants supporting projects to provide stress assistance programs to support people... more »

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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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