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Cornell seeks ways to minimize COVID-19 cases in food plants

The COVID-19 pandemic has threatened the nation’s food supply, in part due to food industry workers falling ill, which reduces the workforce and can lead to temporary facility shut-downs. A Cornell-led project will use computer... more »

$1M grant eyes survival of COVID-19 on surfaces in food supply chain

From the delivery of an Amazon package to ordering takeout food, people touch a multitude of surfaces every day, leaving behind residue, germs, and more. Food supply chain personnel from every level - growing, processing,... more »

Monson family farm in Massachusetts tradition meets solar technology

SunBug Solar, a Massachusetts-based solar solutions provider, has completed the construction of a dual-use solar-terra photovoltaic system in Monson, Massachusetts. The design of the system allows the local landowner to harvest both sun from above... more »

Workers restricted to farms under one grower’s virus lockdown

Each spring, a thousand or more Mexican tomato pickers descend on Virginia’s Eastern Shore to toil in the fields of Lipman Family Farms, enduring long hours stooped over to pluck the plump fruit and then... more »

Fresh fruit and vegetable program offered by 168 New Jersey schools

As part of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s continuing efforts to improve nutritional opportunities for school children, New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today announced 168 New Jersey schools are participating in... more »

Greg Curcio joins Seedway as sales representative for New York-North

Seedway LLC has added Greg Curcio as sales representative for the New York – North Vegetable Seed Division. According to a news release, Curcio earned his bachelor’s degree in... more »

Grant awarded to study how plants affect microbiomes

For centuries, scientists have worked above ground, studying plants and their effect on biodiversity. Lying below the scientists’ feet, though, is a world with even richer biodiversity – the soil. There are an estimated 1... more »

Virtual format planned for 2021 Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable Convention

The 2021 Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable Convention will be held virtually during the week of Feb. 8, 2021. Normally over 2,400 fruit, vegetable and berry growers and other industry personnel from throughout the mid-Atlantic region... more »


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