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Buell to join UGA as Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar

Robin Buell, University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University and a renowned plant genomics expert, will join the University of Georgia in fall 2021 as its newest Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar. GRA Eminent Scholars are... more »

Gardeners can help UF breeders grow better tomatoes

Normally, University of Florida scientists such as Harry Klee gauge the taste and aroma of their new tomatoes by letting volunteers test them at the UF Sensory Lab in Gainesville. But now, people from across... more »

Georgia vegetable growers to vote to continue vegetable assessment

Georgia vegetable growers will vote in February (Feb. 1- March 2, 2021) whether to continue the Georgia Vegetable Commission marketing order which allows assessment one cent per marketing unit of vegetables as described in the... more »

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources adds nine academics

Nine academics have joined University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources in the last six months. Douglas Amaral is the new pomology, water and soils advisor in Kings and Tulare counties Douglas Amaral Douglas Amaral... more »

Mann Packing Co. adds fifth facility with Gonzales, California, opening

Mann Packing Co. Inc., a subsidiary of Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc., and one of the largest suppliers of packaged vegetables in North America has opened its new facility in Gonzales, California. Joining a... more »

Jamie Zmitko-Somers new ag development division director in Michigan

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell announced Jan. 12 the selection of Jamie Zmitko-Somers as the department’s new Agriculture Development Division Director effective Monday, Jan. 25. “Anybody who has had the... more »

New COVID-19 travel rules could hurt Canada’s greenhouse industry

New COVID-19 testing requirements for travelers entering Canada could hinder more than would-be pandemic tourists. They could also leave tomato, pepper, and other greenhouse vegetable farmers in British Columbia scrambling for workers. According to YahooNews,... more »

Glen Tellock to retire from Lakeside Foods; Joe Yanda promoted to CEO

Glen Tellock, president and chief executive officer of Manitowoc, Wisconsin-based Lakeside Foods Inc., has announced his intention to retire later this year. Succeeding him will be Joe Yanda, current chief operating officer. “After five years... more »

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