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Organic Agriculture Research Forum details set

The 2020 Organic Agriculture Research Forum will take place on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Little Rock, Arkansas, as part of the 2020 SSAWG Conference, according to... more »

Growing a Halloween favorite more sustainably

They come in all shapes and sizes, in hues of golden orange, pale white, and green. Painted, carved, or baked in a pie, pumpkins are cheerful symbols of autumn that are grown in every county... more »

Medfly quarantine declared in San Bernadino, California

A quarantine in the unincorporated area of Devore, San Bernardino County has been has been declared due to a Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) infestation. A total of two adult males, two mated females and multiple... more »

Dave Puglia selected to lead Western Growers

The Western Growers Board of Directors has unanimously selected Dave Puglia as the organization’s next President and Chief Executive Officer. Puglia will succeed current President and CEO Tom Nassif, who is retiring after 18 years... more »

Frieda Rapaport Caplan to be honored by Center for Growing Talent

Center for Growing Talent (CGT) will honor industry veteran, Frieda Rapoport Caplan, as the winner of the 2019 Women’s Catalyst Award. The award will be presented during the sold-out Women’s Fresh Perspectives Breakfast on Saturday,... more »

Reininger joins Western Growers Insurance as account manager

In an effort to further bolster its demonstrated commitment to the agriculture industry, Western Growers Insurance Services (WGIS), a full service insurance agency, has added Marlo Reininger as senior account manager to its team. In... more »

Florida group seeks continuation of antidumping investigation of Mexican tomatoes

The following is a statement issued Oct. 14 from the Florida Tomato Exchange: "The Florida Tomato Exchange (FTE) has filed a request for continuation of the antidumping investigation of fresh tomatoes from Mexico. The investigation was... more »

Garlic on broccoli: A smelly approach to repel a major pest

Agricultural insect pests seek out familiar scents to find their plant hosts. However, they can also be repelled by odors from other plant species. A  study from the University of Vermont published in Scientific Reports offers a novel framework... more »


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