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Large to small growers move crops with Farm-to-School movement

Providence Farm is a small vegetable-and-livestock operation in Michigan’s Antrim County, with a community supported agriculture (CSA) program and a roadside market. But owners Ryan and Andrea Romeyn say direct sales to schools have led... more »

Help for Michigan growers for soil testing, nutrient use at Lake Erie

A new program will provide reimbursements to Michigan farmers near the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB) who improve soil testing and nutrient application. Soil Testing to Reduce Agriculture Nutrient Delivery (STRAND), a partnership between the... more »

FDA issues final report on E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannis commented Feb. 13 on the agency's final report from its investigation of the November 2018 outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 in California-linked romaine lettuce. "The U.S.... more »

Farm Women’s Symposium set for Benton Harbor, Michigan

Farm Women’s Symposium (FWS) will be held in southwest Michigan’s Benton Harbor (Hilton Garden Inn) on March 6-8, 2019.  This event is an excellent opportunity for women involved in agriculture to learn, develop valuable networks,... more »

RaboBank’s Magana to speak at Colorado conference

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association's Fifth Annual Conference will feature David Magana, senior analyst, RaboBank, who on Feb. 26 will discuss trends, threats and opportunities in global and fresh produce markets. The Fifth... more »

Wheatsheaf acquires CA systems provider Purfresh

Wheatsheaf Group Limited, through its wholly owned food safety solutions subsidiary TriStrata Group, has acquired 90 percent of Purfresh, a global provider of specialized controlled atmosphere systems that reduce the risk of high-value cargo loss... more »

Nutrien buys Actagro

Nutrien has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase 100 percent of the equity of Actagro, a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of environmentally sustainable soil and plant health products and technologies. Actagro’s portfolio includes approximately 30... more »

Weather, varieties, labor keep Sundance Farms alert

Jacqueline Vazquez-Celaya believes she gravitated to the management of a 400-acre California strawberry growing operation through “dumb luck.” But her meticulous grasp of the challenges presented in her current role doesn’t match either of those... more »


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