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US asparagus growers concerned as import competition grows

Asparagus cutters bend deep over their work in the early morning light. Colorful plastic bins stack like giant legos amid the scrubby fields north of Pasco, Washington. Growers in Washington, California and Michigan raise the... more »

Astronauts might soon grow space tomatoes

Tiny tomato plants developed at the University of California, Riverside, could one day feed astronauts on the International Space Station. The plants have minimal leaves and stems but still produce a normal amount of fruit,... more »

OMEX Agrifluids adds sales reps to handle eastern US, Great Lakes regions

OMEX Agrifluids, a worldwide producer of liquid crop production inputs, has added two new members to its eastern U.S. sales team. Rock Klenk is the territory manager for the... more »

California Giant tests cardboard clamshell packaging

As people across the country celebrated Earth Day earlier this week, California Giant worked behind the scenes conducting field tests on prototype cardboard clamshells for fresh strawberries. The... more »

PMA, United Fresh react to LGMA revisions to ag-water standards

The United Fresh Produce Association and Produce Marketing Association have commended the collective efforts of the California-based leafy greens industry to bring the months-long effort of substantially improving their auditable ag water standards to an LGMA... more »

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 »


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