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Jerry Stoller, founder of Stoller Enterprises, dies at age 84

Stoller Enterprises founder Jerry H. Stoller died on June 19, 2019. He was 84. “All of us are mourning the passing of our company’s founder, Jerry Stoller. Jerry will be remembered as an entrepreneur and... more »

Oregon State University launches largest hemp research center in US

Oregon State University officials announced plans June 13 to launch the nation’s largest research center devoted to the study of hemp, and announced that OSU will begin certifying hemp seed for planting in Oregon. The Global... more »

Cold spring, California rains, set up 2019 harvest outlook

Plantings seem steady, but weather remains the unknown as growers estimate harvests yet to come in 2019. A cold spring had in late May delayed the harvests of spring crops like asparagus, while sizeable spring... more »

Alaskan growers featured on History Channel’s ‘The American Farm’

No roads lead to Bethel, Alaska, but for months bush pilots will leave town with boxes full of fruit and vegetables for households in villages within a 150-mile radius. Tim and Lisa Meyers have established... more »

Butterfly acquires Bolthouse Farms from Campbell Soup for $510 million

Butterfly, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm specializing in the food sector, said June 17 it has closed on its previously announced acquisition of Bolthouse Farms from Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE:CPB) for $510 million in... more »

Drought funds set for farm operations in 39 Colorado counties

As more than half of all Colorado counties continue to experience repercussions of a crippling drought spanning nearly two years, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue designated 28 Colorado counties as primary natural disaster areas... more »

So you think consumers know their fruits and veggies? Not so much

Hitchcock Farms in Salinas, California has created an interactive quiz for readers to test their own fruit and vegetable knowledge – they can compare their score against others across the country.  The quiz can be... more »

Timorex Gold fungicide by Summit Agro registered in California

Summit Agro USA has received registration in California for Timorex Gold, a natural botanical broad-spectrum fungicide. Timorex Gold is the world’s leading biofungicide and used in nearly 40 countries worldwide. It provides strong control of... more »


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