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New director of labor relations named by Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association has named James “Jamie” Fussell, Jr. as its new director of labor relations. He replaces Mike Carlton, who retired in November. Fussell comes to The Florida Fruit & Vegetable... more »

Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center Virtual Field Day is Feb. 10

The Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center Virtual Field Day will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 10 in lieu of a South Florida Vegetable Growers’ Meeting. According to a news release, this training was developed so... more »

2021 offers opportunity for ‘rural to shine,’ Georgia Ag Forecast shows

The pandemic has put a strain on all sectors of the economy, and the agricultural and food industries were no exception. From supply chain disruptions that led to dumping milk and crops to increased consumer... more »

Sweet potato meeting held to discuss research, updates

After what has been called an average crop year, the annual meeting of the Louisiana Sweet Potato Association provided a better outlook. Those in the industry were given a sneak peek at some potential new... more »

Center for Advanced Innovation in Agriculture launched by Virginia Tech

The agricultural landscape is changing. Increased food production is needed to support the world population. Innovative efficiencies are needed throughout agriculture. Climate change scenarios suggest significant modifications in agriculture. In order to address these issues... more »

Strawberry crop coming early, looking good in Louisiana

Despite the recent cold snap, Louisiana strawberries are coming in at a steady clip. Luisiana State University (LSU) AgCenter agent Mary Helen Ferguson said the producers are off to a good start this season, with... more »

Online produce safety workshops set for Arkansas specialty crop growers

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will offer online produce safety training workshops to educate fruit and vegetable producers about new rules for protecting the food supply. Two online workshops will be offered... more »

Massive, high-tech greenhouse opens in Mills River, North Carolina

Lakeside Produce officials held public tours Jan. 15 to showcase the new company’s high-tech greenhouse in Mills River, North Carolina, a massive, 15-acre facility where a variety of tomatoes and mini cucumbers are grown for... more »

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