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Colorado tech award goes to water accounting, harvest systems

SWIIM, a water accounting system with its on-farm grower dashboard, was the judge's top pick at the Second Annual Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association's (CFVGA) Tech Pitch. The competition, which featured four of the... more »

Romaine Task Force issues labeling advisory update

The California Leafy Green Marketing Agreement (LGMA) has shared an update from the Grower-Shipper Association of Central California: A work group within the Romaine Task Force has updated the voluntary packaging labeling guidance for romaine lettuce.... more »

Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers offers food safety training

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) has partnered with the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Colorado State University and Rocky Mountain Farmers Union to provide Produce Safety Alliance courses that satisfy the Food Safety Modernization... more »

Farm bill to cost NY farms $3M more in labor, study finds

New York Farm Bureau highlighted a new report March 5 that detailed the extreme costs facing the state’s family farms should the farmworker labor bill (S. 2837/A. 2750) pass this legislative session. Farm Credit East,... more »

Driscoll’s increases Fair Trade farms in Baja

In 2019, Driscoll’s Fair Trade program in Baja California, Mexico increased its acres almost 14 percent with the goal of being 100 percent Fair Trade Certified by the end of 2019. This means an additional... more »

Tour de Fresh announces route, fundraiser beneficiaries

Tour de Fresh, presented by the California Giant Foundation, is excited to announce the new 2019 route for the sixth annual charity event funding salad bars in schools. The ride will take place this fall... more »

Carrot nitrate content could soar in late season

That last nitrogen fertilizer application before carrot harvest is thought to benefit yield, strengthen tops for harvest and possibly reduce susceptibility to foliar disease. It can also increase nitrate levels in the harvested carrots with... more »

Harrell honored for commitment to Florida strawberries

For more than 40 years, Mark and Sue Harrell have been a fixture of the close-knit grower community of west Florida’s Plant City and Dover. For 25 years, that’s also meant volunteering time with the... more »


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