South Central

Brighter Bites donates over 500,000 lbs of produce to Austin families

Brighter Bites, a national non-profit delivering fresh fruits and vegetables directly into families’ hands, has reached more than 3,500 families and 500 teachers in Austin with approximately 524,000 pounds of fresh produce this school year.... more »

Fire damages Rio Fresh onion warehouse facility

A structure fire caused significant damage to a large portion of key fresh onion packing facilities in south Texas. On March 31, fire struck Rio Fresh Inc.’s San Juan, Texas, warehouse and packing operations. According... more »

Gotham Greens to double capacity, expand to Texas, Georgia

Indoor farming specialist Gotham Greens said March 29 it plans to double the size of its greenhouse capacity this year to more than 1.2 million square feet, including its first two greenhouses in the South.... more »

Vegetable Growers Conference in Taylor, Texas, set for April 6

A Vegetable Growers Conference is set for April 6 at the SPJST Lodge, 5025 Farm-to-Market Road 619, Taylor, Texas. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service event will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and is hosted by... more »

‘The Last Harvest,’ award-winning film, to be part of watch party

Driscoll’s award-winning documentary, “The Last Harvest,” is heading to the big screen at the SXSW film festival, giving viewers a rare glimpse into the critical labor shortage problem in the agricultural industry – and the challenges... more »

Keynote speaker announced by Viva Fresh in Texas

The Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) has announced Dave McGillivray as the 2022 Viva Fresh Expo keynote speaker at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas on April 21-23, 2022. McGillivray might not... more »

Applications open for New Mexico Ag Workforce Development Program

New Mexico Department of Agriculture' (NMDA’s) Agricultural Workforce Development Program (AWD) offers incentives to the state’s agricultural businesses to hire interns. The AWD Program is intended to provide hands-on educational opportunities for students aspiring to careers... more »

Texas produce industry leaders inducted into Hall of Fame

Nearly 120 people attended the 2022 Texas Produce Hall of Fame banquet and ceremony on Jan. 24 at the Mission Event Center in Mission, Texas. Organized by the Texas International Produce Association, the Hall of... more »

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August 2022 issue of Vegetable Growers News

Family, dedication fuel Georgia onion grower’s success

West Coast growers battle water shortages

University of Idaho researchers help develop solar-powered weeding robot

SC farming family legacy passes century mark

Greenhouse operation grows, processes and serves tomato dishes to tourists

Tools, techniques don’t solve celery meltdown

Great Lakes EXPO: Delivering the ultimate farm market

Farm Market column: What’s the difference between markup and profit?

Ag Labor Review: Will 2022 be remembered as the Year of Ag Labor Regulations?

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