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Charley Hess, UC Davis dean emeritus, dies at 87

Charles E. “Charley” Hess, a UC Davis Medal recipient and dean emeritus of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences who never took the word “retirement” seriously, died Saturday (April 13) of congestive heart failure... more »

Adapting to change is goal of Florida Climate-Smart Ag Work Group

Florida agricultural leaders are calling for deeper exploration of farmers, ranchers, and forest land owners as suppliers of environmental protection as well as of food and fiber. The Florida Climate-Smart Agriculture Work Group has declared... more »

Viva Fresh Expo to host workshop on Tomato Suspension Agreement

From the left are Dante Galeazzi, president and CEO of the Texas International Produce Association; J.O. Alvarez, president of J.O. Alvarez; Jason Klinowski, an agricultural and food law attorney at Wallace,... more »

USDA proposes changes in the handling requirements for Florida tomatoes

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed April 16 changes to the handling requirements under the federal marketing order for tomatoes grown in Florida. The Florida Tomato Committee recommended a proposal to eliminate the standard weight... more »

Ag industry leader Vic Smith to receive UA honorary degree

The University of Arizona will award two honorary degrees during the 155th Commencement on May 10. UA colleges, departments and programs nominate individuals for honorary degrees, which recognize distinguished contributions to the university, state, nation or world... more »

Industrial Hemp Ag Pilot Program launched in Michigan

Growers, processors and institutions of higher learning who are interested in Michigan’s newest agricultural crop – industrial hemp – will now have an opportunity to test the waters under the state’s new Industrial Hemp Ag... more »

School in New Jersey honored for fruit and vegetable program

New Jersey Department of Agriculture and USDA representatives today presented Juan Pablo Duarte – Jose Julian Marti School No. 28 with the Fourth Annual Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program VIP Award. The award program highlights... more »

New tool helps Georgia vegetable growers with irrigation schedule

University of Georgia (UGA) scientists have created a new app to help Georgia vegetable growers irrigate their crops more efficiently. Irrigating, an internet-based app, provides users with the crop’s water requirements during the growing season.... more »


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