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Wish Farms leases Salinas land from Gladstone Land Corp.

Gladstone Land Corp. (NASDAQ:  LAND) (“Gladstone Land” or the “Company”) announced July 11 it has acquired 324 gross acres of farmland in Monterey County, California, for $9.0 million. The farm, located in Salinas, California, is used to grow... more »

International show setting for Colorado produce showcase

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) will provide produce-focused food samples and direct consumers to Colorado-grown produce July 20-21 during the Slow Food Nations Taste Marketplace. The event takes place at Larimer Square... more »

Floridians’ right to home-grow vegetables protected

In late June, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed SB 82, legislation protecting the right of all Floridians to grow vegetables and fruit on their own property. Starting July 1, any local Florida ordinance that expressly limits or... more »

University of Florida names new vegetable horticulturalist

Phillip Williams of Clemson University has been named assistant professor of vegetable horticulture at the University of Florida's Southwest Florida Research & Education Center (SWFREC). Williams... more »

New UC strawberries have disease resistance, other traits

The Public Strawberry Breeding Program at the University of California, Davis, has released five new varieties that will help farmers manage diseases, control costs and produce plenty of large, robust berries using less water, fertilizer... more »

Seedway hires SW Florida sales rep

Jared Davis recently accepted a job with Seedway and will serve as vegetable seed sales representative for southwest Florida (Clewiston), the Everglades and homestead regions. In his new role,... more »

Biocontrols program for California growers launched

Marrone Bio Innovations, a leading developer of bio-based products for pest management and plant health, recently launched a program developed for California growers, BioUnite. BioUnite will help growers with integrated pest management programs “that harness... more »

Michigan asparagus season winds down

Michigan asparagus growers had a well-deserved chance to relax over the holiday weekend as the busy asparagus season came to a close in the final days of June. Ideal weather conditions made this year’s 6-7... more »


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