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Western Growers’ Award of Honor to go to Tom Nassif

Tom Nassif, president and CEO of Western Growers since 2002, has been named the 2019 Award of Honor recipient for his innovative approach to addressing key issues confronting agriculture and unprecedented influence in shaping the... more »

Minnesota vegetable industry advocate Knoll dies

James Stanley Knoll, 75, died Aug. 18 with his loving family by his side. He is in peace after a long battle with glioblastoma brain cancer. He... more »

Paul Schickler joins plant science company ZeaKal

San Diego, California-based ZeaKal, a plant traits innovator focused on improving crop efficiency, is aggressively expanding to meet the global demand for more sustainable agriculture. Building on recent collaborations with Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSXV: RIV, OTC:... more »

Organic Grower Summit names keynote presenters for December event

A trio of acclaimed leaders from various aspects of the organic community have been confirmed as keynote presenters for the third annual Organic Grower Summit (OGS) this coming December in Monterey, California. Widely recognized for... more »

Evolution of strawberry production discussed in podcast

A new podcast on Gastropod – “Running on Fumes: Strawberry’s Dirty Secret” –addresses the cultivation of strawberries in Europe 300 years ago, to their transport to the U.S., to their major production in California. [caption id="" align="alignright"... more »

Corn plant with 29 ears in South Jersey verified by Rutgers

You never know what might “pop up” in your yard. This was the case for Matthew Jacovelli and his family in Deptford, New Jersey. Each year the Jacovelli’s feed the wildlife in their yard with... more »

Hurricane Dorian’s impact on Florida agriculture minimal, economist says

One day after Hurricane Dorian crept past Florida’s Atlantic coast, impacts to the state’s agricultural and natural resources-based industries appear to be minimal, according to an economist with the University of Florida Institute of Food... more »

Demonstration farm introduced by Michigan AgrAbility

Michigan AgrAbility has partnered with Holland area farmer Doug Ver Hoeven in establishing a demonstration farm where farmers can see and try a variety of assistive technology tools and equipment before investing in aides that... more »


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