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Food leftovers put to good use by business partners

Up to 40 percent of crops grown in the United States never make it to market, but two North Carolina entrepreneurs are finding ways to create healthy foods out of what would otherwise be wasted.... more »

Cornell CALS helps New York growers adapt to weather change

In the autumn of 2018, unusually heavy rainfall – almost 8 inches above the norm –  interfered with harvests. The year before, a late spring frost killed off most of the strawberry crop. And the... more »

Wholesum to expand organic artichokes program

Wholesum will be growing its Fair Trade certified program by introducing organically grown artichokes from Salinas, California with harvests starting at the end of April. The organic artichokes will be grown by a California-based partner... more »

Florida strawberry farm benefits from sustainable approach

Sustainable agriculture is more than just the new “hip” buzzword.  It’s a way of farming that promotes soil health, resists disease pressure, improves water quality and water use efficiency, while at the same time, producing... more »

Green New Deal elements seen in agricultural industry

The calls to support an agricultural industry that is environmentally sound and sustainable have been trending upwards in recent weeks as a prominent component of the Green New Deal, a set of economic stimulus programs... more »

Virginia Agritourism Conference scheduled for April 3-4

The fifth annual Virginia Agritourism Conference will enable interested agritourism entrepreneurs, economic development staff, and local government leaders to explore different facets of Virginia agritourism, a growing industry recently shown to generate more than $2.2... more »

Deadline nears for Colorado chemigation permit

The Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds those using a closed irrigation system to apply agricultural chemicals, including fertilizer, that they must obtain a chemigation permit. The deadline for renewals is March 31, 2019.  This program... more »

Sykes launches organic brand for squash

The Sykes Co. of Rio Rico, Arizona, in November announced a new brand, Palo Alto Organics, for hard squashes grown by its grower-partners in Mexico. Spaghetti and butternut squashes will be among the first of... more »


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