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Unique onion variety starts Baloian Farms’ 40th harvest

As the last and only steward to this special variety, Fresno, California-based Baloian Farms once again brings to market the heirloom Fresno Flat Sweet Red Onion. This week will mark the company’s 40th spring harvest.... more »

Lipman partners with local family-operated farms in support of economy

As the need to support local farmers and small businesses grows throughout the U.S., Immokalee, Florida-based Lipman Family Farms honors its ongoing commitment to foster partnerships with family-operated farms through its Lipman Local program. The... more »

Alternative markets taking shape in Florida with Extension connections

Thanks to some creative thinking among Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and University of Florida UF/IFAS Extension agents and community partners throughout the state, alternatives to organic, green and farmers markets are creating business traction on behalf... more »

‘I Pick Safety’ campaign ramped up by California Strawberry Commission

"I Pick Safety" is a new effort from the California Strawberry Commission to highlight farm worker safety and industry-leading training and safety practices by emphasizing that everybody is responsible to always pick safety. “Our new I... more »

Should I irrigate ahead of the coming freeze?

Many growers are irrigating ahead of the upcoming winter-like weather in Michigan with the hopes of protecting seedlings of early-sown vegetables (Photo 1 above). How does this work? Water is a better thermal conductor than air.... more »

University of Georgia shares guidelines for ag operations under COVID-19

Farmers and food processors take routine steps to reduce the likelihood of foodborne pathogens, like Salmonella and E. coli, contacting our food and causing illness. The procedures that our food industry takes on a daily... more »

Sustainable Agriculture Research Education Program boosted at UC ANR

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources will be welcoming the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program back to its direct oversight effective July 1, 2020. "This change in management will enable closer collaboration between the Sustainable... more »

Agriculture in Texas taking deep hit from COVID-19 impact, report says

The Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University has released a new report showing the economic impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on production agriculture in Texas. Since the beginning of the pandemic many agricultural... more »

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