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Satellite monitoring of crops researched

While drones equipped with high-resolution cameras are well suited for observing plant development from far above, satellites could be the next leap ahead for farmers seeking to monitor their crops over large or scattered plots.... more »

E. coli outbreak linked to Salinas, California romaine

FDA, CDC, and state health authorities are investigating an outbreak of illnesses caused by E. coli O157:H7 in the United States. Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback evidence indicates that romaine lettuce from the Salinas, California growing region is... more »

‘Heroes to Hives’ program in Michigan gets funding

The Heroes to Hives program at Michigan State University Extension helps veterans transition from protecting our country to protecting our food. Through this program, veterans learn to become the next generation of small-scale beekeepers. Participants receive free professional training... more »

Defending Domestic Produce Production Act gains support

On Nov. 21, Congressman Bill Huizenga, R-Michigan, announced he is cosponsoring the Defending Domestic Produce Production Act, bipartisan legislation designed to defend family farms from illegal trade practices used by foreign nations to undercut American... more »

Michigan ‘Fruit Ridge’ focus of farm auction of more than 200 acres

After decades of family farming, the Bull family has decided to retire and will be selling approximately 207 acres of prime orchard and farmland with high elevation in Casnovia Township, Michigan. L&L Bull Farms was... more »

Sun Valley Orchards in New Jersey ordered to pay back wages, penalties

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD), a DOL administrative law judge (ALJ) has ordered Sun Valley Orchards, LLC – a farm in Swedesboro, New Jersey –... more »

Vive Crop Protection’s Western regional sales manager is Jonathan Adamson

Jonathan Adamson of Pocatello, Idaho is now Western regional sales Manager at Vive Crop Protection. Adamson is working with retailers and growers across the Pacific Northwest to develop and create market demand for Vive's unique... more »

Feb. 13-15 are dates for Ohio Food and Farm Association conference

Registration is now open for Ohio's premier educational and networking event for ecological farmers, backyard growers, and others committed to sustainable agriculture, local food, and green living. The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association's (OEFFA)... more »


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