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Report: Coronavirus creates glut for Georgia vegetable growers

Cows are munching down zucchini, yellow squash and cabbage that Southern Valley Fruit and Vegetable farms grew and picked for restaurants and other institutions. According to a May 3 story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC),... more »

California food bank benefits from farms’ produce at reasonable rate

In one of the first agreements of its kind between California producers and a county food bank, two farms will begin providing, at a reasonable rate, produce to the Alameda County Community Food Bank, allowing... more »

Labor-saving crops, automation drive California farms, survey says

Despite raising wages and increasing benefits, California farmers are failing to find enough people to pick fruits and vegetables and harvest other crops, and they are offsetting this labor shortage by changing to less labor-intensive... more »

Servicemen, veterans linked to Mississippi ag jobs with FARM Corps

Mississippi State University Extension is helping U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly, R-Tupelo, and other partners in launching a new FARM Corps program to connect furloughed or unemployed veterans and members of the National Guard, Reserve and... more »

Surplus ag products sought through New York state program

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, in coordination with its partners, is reaching out to New York producers that have surplus agricultural products as a result of COVID-19-related supply chain disruptions. The... more »

Excess water raises disease issues in vegetables

The National Weather Service stated that “2018 was the wettest year on record in Pennsylvania.” This past 2019 summer was looking like another wet year, but the rains shut off mid-summer. Excess water can be... more »

Specialty crop irrigation an alternative to educational meetings

Southwest Michigan and northwest Indiana share over a million acres of irrigated land that are mostly used for field crops and processing vegetable production. Irrigation for 20 acres or less of specialty crops or vegetable... more »

Driscoll’s starts selling ‘Berry Big’ strawberries

Driscoll’s in May will begin selling “Berry Big Strawberries,” which it is marketing as larger-sized strawberries, each requiring more than one bite to finish. The quantity of the berries is limited, and “captures the beginning... more »

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