Southeast

Ark Foods makes packhouse purchase in historic farming community

Brooklyn, New York-born vegetable company Ark Foods has purchased and opened its first-ever owned property, a 12,000-square-foot packhouse within the historic farming community of Immokalee, Florida. According to a news release, the Ark Foods team... more »

Lipman Family Farms launches Inaugural ‘Day of Good from the Ground Up’

Immokalee, Florida-based Lipman Family Farms celebrated its first annual "Day of Good from the Ground Up" on Nov. 13 to support local communities across its network in the United States, Mexico and Canada. [caption id=""... more »

UF/IFAS, FDACS spread word on COVID-19 testing to Florida ag workers

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension (UF/IFAS) and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) encourage as many agricultural workers as possible to be tested for COVID-19. Farmworkers will... more »

Florida’s minimum wage hike: 5 things employers should know

Florida voters just approved Nov. 3 a constitutional amendment that will gradually raise the state minimum wage to $15 per hour in 2026. What does this mean for employers? Here are the top five things you... more »

Fall pest scouting important for Arkansas strawberries

A majority of the state’s strawberries are in the ground and growing, but some growers may have more mites to contend with than in years past. “In some areas of the state, we’ve had very... more »

Seedway expands Southeast vegetable seed sales force

Seedway LLC announced that Will Owens has accepted the position of sales representative for the North and South Carolina Vegetable Seed Division. His responsibilities will include seed sales and service to commercial growers throughout the... more »

App, website revealed by Wish Farms as it refreshes brand

International grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, Wish Farms, has introduced a new look and messaging for its labels. Additionally, the company is promoting with an updated website and newly designed... more »

Prize-winning pumpkin weighs in at more than a quarter ton

More than 25 pumpkins were submitted to Georgia 4-H's 2020 statewide pumpkin-growing contest, with the largest pumpkin, cultivated in north Georgia’s Union County, weighing in at a whopping 548 pounds. All Georgia 4-H youth were... more »

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