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Michigan carrot growers continue marketing program, approve rate increase

Michigan carrot producers have voted to continue the Michigan Carrot Industry Development Program, and to increase the assessment maximum on processed carrots to fifty cents ($.50) per ton from forty cents ($.40) per ton. The... more »

Vidalia onions hit markets

Georgia's official state vegetable, the Vidalia onion, on April 23 hit shelves of grocery stores around the world. "The sweetest onions on earth are certainly living up to their reputation this year," said Georgia Commissioner... more »

Renewed labels for onions and green onions in Michigan

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) have approved two labels for Michigan onion growers. Both labels are Special Local needs (24c) labels for the state of Michigan. Starane... more »

UC ANR offers scholarships to study agriculture

Three scholarships are being offered by the University of California's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources for college students majoring in agriculture. The scholarships will be awarded for the 2019-20 academic year. The deadline to... more »

BrightFarms recognized by Walmart with Produce Innovation Award

BrightFarms, a supplier of locally grown salads for supermarkets, was recently awarded the Innovation Award (Produce) at Walmart’s 2019 Supplier Growth Forum in Rogers, Arkansas. The Innovation Award follows a successful launch of BrightFarms salads... more »

Georgia agriculture growth relies on rural broadband access

Georgia farmers have technological advancements at their fingertips but many are not able to use them to their fullest extent due to the lack of broadband internet access, according to Wes Porter, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension... more »

Health effects across generations from popular weed killer seen, WSU says

Washington State University researchers have found a variety of diseases and other health problems in the second- and third-generation offspring of rats exposed to glyphosate, the world’s most popular weed killer. In the first study... more »

Leafy greens organization strengthens water safety requirements

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement’s (LGMA) board of directors has voted to strengthen mandatory food safety practices required on farms. Every box of leafy greens placed into commerce by a certified LGMA member will... more »


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