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Texas onion growers renew federal marketing order

Growers of south Texas onions have approved continuation of their federal marketing order. The vote¬†reverses a past referendum that failed to achieve required majority for continuation. Through a 78.6% vote, growers favored continuing the federal... more »

John Verbrigghe, Michigan potato grower, dies

John Verbrigghe, 91, of Verbrigghe Potato Farms, died Dec. 15, in Escanaba, Michigan. Visitation is scheduled for Dec. 20 at Anderson Funeral Homes in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial is also scheduled for Dec. 20... more »

N.J. celebrates school produce snack program

New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture representatives presented Nicholas LaCorte-Peterstown School No. 3 in Elizabeth with the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program VIP Award recently. The award program highlights schools... more »

2023 Viva Fresh expo keynote speaker named

Organizers of the 2023 Viva Fresh Produce Expo have named their keynote speaker. Charlie Rocket, who lost weight and improved his life by eating more fruits and vegetables, will be the featured speaker. [caption id="attachment_30783"... more »

Georgia growers group supports ag labor bill

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) is commending a U.S. Senate ag labor bill. The Affordable and Secure Food Act of 2022 aims to provide reliable, legal farm labor, lower food prices for... more »

Midwest schools receive pollinator habitat grants

High school students in five Midwestern states will help imperiled insect pollinators and monarch butterflies. Sand County Foundation is awarding pollinator habitat grants to agriculture and science programs at 21 high schools in Illinois, Iowa,... more »

Farm market bus tour shows what works, what doesn’t

The weather was cooperative, the doughnuts and cookies were fresh and amazing, and the cider was hard and delicious. The Great Lakes EXPO Farm Market Bus Tour featured six stops in the Grand Rapids area... more »

In the muck and weeds: Michigan veg experts honored

The Michigan Vegetable Council honored a family farm that has raised vegetables for nearly 100 years on muck soil and a Michigan State University professor who specializes in weed management. The awards ceremony at the... more »

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