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JV Smith Companies’ Morales now executive director of sustainable operations

Israel Morales is now the executive director of Sustainable Operations for Yuma, Arizona-based JV Smith Companies. Previously the general manager of JV Farms Organic, Morales brings with him 45 plus years in farming with over... more »

Free soil health symposiums planned for Michigan, Ontario

Free soil health symposiums for growers, retailers and agronomists later this month will be hosted by A&L Canada Laboratories. The afternoon events will be held twice – in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Sept. 25, and in London, Ontario,... more »

New Jersey ag secretary highlights Jersey Fresh eggplant

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher along with state, county and local officials visited Flaim Farms in Vineland on Sept. 4 to highlight Jersey Fresh eggplant. New Jersey is No. 1 in the... more »

Disaster designation for southwest Michigan farms made by USDA

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, Michigan, issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a secretarial disaster designation for Berrien, Cass and St. Joseph counties. “(The Aug. 30) announcement is welcome... more »

Gladstone Land buys large Oxnard farm

Gladstone Land Corp. (Nasdaq:  LAND) (“Gladstone Land” or the “Company”) has acquired approximately 413 gross acres of farmland within the Oxnard Plain of California. At closing, the company entered into lease agreements with two different, unrelated third-party tenants... more »

Hurricane Dorian preparation for farms, others urged by USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses in the path of Hurricane Dorian that USDA has programs that provide assistance in the wake of disasters. USDA staff in regional,... more »

Yamaha, others invest in robotic strawberry harvester

Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley (YMVSV), the strategic business development and investment arm of Yamaha Motor, announced Aug. 27 it had raised a total $7.5 million for Advanced Farm Technologies (AFT), a developer of... more »

West Virginia vegetable growers featured on USDA tour

Eighth-generation Family Roots Farm was recently featured on a promotional roadtrip by the USDA Natural Resources Commission highlighting growers it has worked with. Britney and Hervey-Farris, and family grow a variety of crops on 200... more »


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