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Misionero first processing-only facility to be EFI certified

After two years of preparation, Gonzales, California-based Missionero, a grower of organic leafy greens, announced its Gonzales facility received Equitable Food Initiative certification. According to a news release, this makes the Gonzales facility the first processing-only... more »

Midwest farmland values little changed in first quarter, AgLetter reports

Agricultural land values for the Seventh Federal Reserve District edged up 1% in the first quarter of 2020 from a year ago, despite challenges to the farm sector related to COVID-19. Overall, there was no... more »

Bejo Seeds plans virtual open house on Sept. 1

Bejo Seeds Inc.'s annual Geneva, New York, Open House will go virtual. The date of the online event is scheduled for Sept. 1, 2020. According to a news release, Bejo is a breeding, production and... more »

Summer tour by Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers canceled

The 2020 Ohio Produce Marketers Association's (OPGMA) Summer Tour at The Pickwick Place scheduled for June 23, 2020, has been canceled due to COVID-19. If you registered for the event already, you will receive a full refund.... more »

Viva Fresh holds ‘Bloom Where You are Planted’ event

While the industry may not have gotten the opportunity to go to Viva Fresh this year, Mission, Texas-based Viva Fresh is bringing various events to the industry – one of them In Bloom’s “Bloom Where... more »

California strawberry growers enhance safety practices for COVID-19

Over the past nine weeks, the California Strawberry Commission’s (CSC) bilingual outreach and training team has been in the fields providing guidance and training to ensure the safety of our vital workforce in the midst of... more »

UMass Amherst, NC State study impacts associated with floral strips

A new study reported May 14 by evolutionary ecologist Lynn Adler at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Rebecca Irwin of North Carolina State University, with others, suggests that flower strips – rows of pollinator-friendly... more »

Food supply in danger if we don’t use immigrant workers legally, grower says

On May 13, Fox Business published the following commentary by Fred Leitz, a farmer and a past president of the National Council of Agricultural Employers who lives in Sodus, Michigan. "The novel coronavirus has given... more »

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