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Georgia assesses impact of USMCA on small fruit, vegetable industry

The University of Georgia (UGA) recently released a Policy Brief on The Economic Impact of the United States Mexico and Canada Agreement (USMCA) on Georgia's Small Fruit and Vegetable Industries. Click here to view the full report.... more »

BrightFarms plans hydroponic greenhouse in Snyder County, Pennsylvania

BrightFarms Inc., a producer of locally grown leafy greens and herbs, will expand into Pennsylvania by constructing a new hydroponic greenhouse. The project is expected to create more than 50 jobs at the selected Snyder... more »

Florida Watermelon Association commits $100,000 for research

In March 2019, the Board of Directors of the Florida Watermelon Association (FWA) approved $100,000 to designate toward a research fund, supporting grant initiatives that will focus on research and development within the industry. “Florida... more »

Wet season challenges growers in eastern US

Growers from Wisconsin to Pennsylvania are hoping for sun this summer after rainy days during 2018 led to trouble with plant disease and lower yields. It was an above-average year for precipitation from the Great... more »

Honeybees weakened during transport linked to colony losses

Cold temperatures inside honey bee colonies may cause colony losses during and after long-distance hauling, according to a preliminary study by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists. Every year almost 2 million honey bee colonies – nearly two-thirds... more »

California survey: Over 50% of farms fall short of labor

Despite taking a variety of steps to alleviate chronic shortages of agricultural employees, California farmers and ranchers continue to report problems in hiring enough people for on-farm jobs. A survey released April 30 shows 56%... more »

UV light can kill fungi that causes powdery mildew

Growers may no longer have to rely on fungicides to control powdery mildew (PM) – a rampant fungal disease that affects nearly all plant species. The international, multidisciplinary Light and Plant Health team of researchers... more »

Vestaron adds Daniel Peck as field development biologist

Daniel Peck, Ph.D., is the most recent team member to join Kalamazoo, Michigan-based Vestaron Corp. As a field development biologist, Peck began orientation by meeting the R&D team in Kalamazoo the week of April 15.... more »


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