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Farm business management, marketing, planning part of Tennessee series

Direct farm marketers, value-added agriculture entrepreneurs and agritourism operators are invited to participate in a free “lunch and learn” webinar series starting in May. The series will include discussions related to effective farm business management,... more »

Warmer temperatures mark start of California sweet corn season

As temperatures climb well into the 80’s and 90’s, we can tell spring is here & summer is right around the corner. Grilling season is fast approaching and with that, California sweet corn is ready... more »

Memorial service April 13 for Texas vegetable pioneer Leonard Pike

A memorial service for Leonard Pike, pioneer of the Texas 1015 Supersweet onion, is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Still Creek Ranch, 6055 Hearne Road in Bryan. Pike was a Texas... more »

Bolthouse Farms sold by Campbell Soup for $510M

Butterfly, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm specializing in the food sector, announced April 12 that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Bolthouse Farms from Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) for $510 million in... more »

Taylor Farms acquires Earthbound Farm

Taylor Farms has acquired Earthbound Farm from Danone, SA, effective April 11. According to a news release from Taylor Farms: "We are grateful for Danone’s stewardship of Earthbound Farm during the past two years and... more »

It’s time to pursue spring cover crops for vegetable rotations

One principle of managing soil for improved health is to always have a crop growing on the soil. This will maintain or add organic matter, provide benefits from the action of growing roots, and recycle... more »

Prepare for on-farm food safety success by making a plan

Early spring can provide a great opportunity to begin preparations for the growing season ahead. With seed ordering, equipment repair, production planning and everything else farms have to do to prepare for the upcoming growing season,... more »

Goodwill in negotiation of Mexican fresh tomato imports

The debate over import policy for Mexico-grown fresh tomatoes this week rebooted with some good vibes and offers of negotiation. Associations representing most of the Mexican tomato industry on Monday, April 8, proposed to the... more »


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