Southeast

Pairwise’s leafy greens move closer to market

Bitter,” “peppery,” perhaps even “fiery.” Take a bite of mustard greens that are available at your grocery store today and these might be the adjectives that come to mind. Scientists at Pairwise, a food tech company... more »

Free legal assistance for Florida farmworkers available through hotline

Farmworkers across the state can now call a toll-free number, 1-844-44FARMWORKERS (OR 1-844-443-2769) to get free legal assistance with issues on the rise because of the COVID-19 crisis. Florida Rural Legal Services (FRLS), a non-profit law firm,... more »

Mexican import impact stressed by Georgia specialty crop interests

Georgia Fruit and Vegetable producers joined Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, GFVGA, Executive Director Charles Hall Aug. 20 to testify before U.S. trade officials about the crisis Georgia farmers are facing because of a... more »

Florida grower Dustin Grooms named Veteran of the Month by ag commissioner

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried has named Staff Sgt. Dustin Grooms, a fourth-generation farmer and manager of a family-owned strawberry farm in Plant City, as the August selection for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Veteran... more »

AI detects powdery mildew early so growers can manage disease in squash

Plant detectives and engineers from the University of Florida are using artificial intelligence to find a disease early so growers who produce summer squash can keep it under control. Early detection gives farmers a fighting... more »

Harm from Mexican trade cited by Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association, growers

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association and a group of Florida growers told U.S. trade officials Aug. 13 that the state’s produce industry is in crisis and called for timely relief from the devastating effects... more »

Southern Innovations 2020 postponed until next year by SEPC

The Southeast Produce Council's Executive Committee announced Aug. 9 that Southern Innovations 2020, which was to be held Sept. 16-19 in Savannah, Georgia, has been postponed until next year due to growing concerns and restrictions... more »

Global research and development hub opened by UPL Ltd.

UPL Ltd. announced Aug. 10 the opening of a new, state-of-the-art research and development hub in Research Triangle Park, NC, USA. The OpenAg Center, located in the Alexandria Center for AgTech – Research Triangle at 5... more »


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