North Carolina SweetPotato Commission partners with Ripe Revival

2021 has brought a year of celebration for the North Carolina SweetPotato Commission as they began celebrating their 60th anniversary milestone. To continue in that celebratory spirit, NCSPC has announced their partnership with Ripe Revival to... more »

Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association conference signup ending

Register for the Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Annual Conference and Tradeshow today. This year’s conference will be at the Lodge at Gulf State Park on Nov. 18-19, 2021.  Conference educational sessions include tree fruit,... more »

Organic is the future at Old Dominion Organic Farms

Tracing its farming heritage to the 17th century, Old Dominion Organic Farms is one of North America’s oldest farming operations. In its 12th generation of operation, the southeast Virginia farm has successfully transitioned from growing... more »

Scientists find new watermelon viruses in Florida; help available

Florida watermelon growers, the most productive in the nation, face two new viruses. But finding a disease is the first step to managing it, says a University of Florida scientist who helped pinpoint the diseases.... more »

$50,000 gift goes to scholarship program honoring former FFVA president

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association and the Florida Specialty Crop Foundation recently received a $50,000 donation from FFVA Mutual Insurance Co. to fund the Mike and Karen Stuart Scholarship. The donation was announced during FFVA’s... more »

John Hundley is 2022 Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame inductee

Florida agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Foundation announced John L. Hundley as the 2022 Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame inductee. The induction ceremony will be held at the Florida State Fair’s Agricultural Hall of Fame... more »

Polystyrene in Florida stores, markets phased out by rule-making

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried announced Sept. 24 that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has begun rule-making to phase out the use of polystyrene products in Florida grocery stores, markets, convenience stores, and... more »

Former Virginia tobacco growers get facility for organic vegetables

Virginia Gov.  Ralph Northam announced Sept. 23 Southern Virginia Vegetable Packing, LLC has partnered with Brunswick County Industrial Development Authority to construct a new, 45,000 square-foot, $4.2 million produce processing and packing facility. Old Dominion... more »

Current Issue

Old Dominion Organic Farms has tobacco history, organic is the future

Pythium in cucurbits: Temperature decides species

Small grower goes big in sustainable packaging effort

Getting started with greenhouse tomatoes is EXPO topic

Meet the Fruit & Vegetable 40 Under Forty Class of 2021

Farm Market column: Seek a brand that builds positive customer response

Notes from the Farm column: Machine maintenance proceeds amid world’s woes

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: A show of hands outlines US farm labor trends

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