Produce industry veteran Stu Monaghan dies

Los Angeles, California-based Giumarro Companies has announced that produce industry veteran Stu Monaghan, has died. Here is the announcement from Giumarro: "It is with deep sadness that the Giumarra Companies announces the passing of Stu... more »

Produce safety training scheduled in Georgia

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the Georgia Department of Agriculture will host a free one-day workshop for produce farmers on Thursday, March 14, at Little Ocmulgee State Park in Helena, Georgia. The training is... more »

Ag Disaster Funding Update scheduled in Georgia

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) is hosting an Ag Disaster Funding Update tonight, Tuesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. in Tifton, GA with Gov. Brian Kemp and Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black. Kemp and Black will provide... more »

PennRose Farms expands offerings to retail, foodservice

PennRose Farms is expanding its geographic footprint with the addition of Moore Farms in Manor, Georgia, and Patterson Farm in China Grove, North Carolina, to its family of growers. These grower partnerships, with produce exclusively... more »

Researchers find aromatic strawberry variety grows in south Florida

University of Florida scientists have found another variety that can grow in south Florida. It’s largely unknown to American consumers, it’s temptingly tasty and it’s good for local markets, researchers say. Alan Chambers, an assistant... more »

Funds for Auburn ag science labs will enhance crop production

Federal funding legislation recently approved by Congress includes more than $43 million for a new agricultural science facility at Auburn University that will improve food production in the state of Alabama and beyond. “The new... more »

$90K for charity raised by Strawberry Picking Challenge

More than $90,000 for a migrant charity was raised by the sixth annual Strawberry Picking Challenge held Feb. 8-9 in Plant City, Florida. The annual charity event, presented by Monte Package Company, raises funds that... more »

Zack Moye to lead Marrone Bio’s Southeastern U.S. sales effort

Marrone Bio Innovations  (MBI) (NASDAQ: MBII), a global provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products, said Zack Moye has joined as Southeastern U.S.territory sales manager. In the Southeastern U.S., agricultural production is widespread and... more »

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