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Late blight detected in central Wisconsin, southern Washington

Late blight has been confirmed in a potato field in central Wisconsin. Testing done by University of Wisconsin-Madison showed late blight from a field sample from Wood County, associate professor and Extension specialist Amanda Gevens... more »

Charlotte’s Web plans hemp initiative with Rodale Institute, Natural Care

Charlotte's Web Holdings (TSX:CWEB, OTCQX:CWBHF), a producer of  hemp CBD extract products, has entered into a research initiative with Rodale Institute and Natural Care to pioneer regenerative organic hemp farming. The research will be conducted at Pocono Organics, a... more »

Lutz leaving PMA to start marketing, research company

A familiar name in the produce industry will depart his position with the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Aug. 2 to start his own marketing, research and analytics company. Lutz has... more »

Mann Packing details work developing Caulilini

Have you met Caulilini? The packaged baby cauliflower florets made their debut in June at the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2019 Convention & Expo in Chicago. But the project started three and half years before,... more »

New video about critical aspects of vegetable production

The allied seed and variety improvement industries are critically important aspects of vegetable production systems in California. Most vegetables are annuals and have to be started every year from seeds, so seed production is critical... more »

Center of Excellence on Sustainable Food and Agricultural Systems at NMSU

Treating inflammation in livestock by supplementing their diet with capsaicin-rich chile peppers. Using industrial hemp to suppress the growth of weeds and soil-borne pathogens. These are potential examples of value-added agriculture that may become a... more »

Irrigation, pipeline project moving ahead in Moses Lake, Washington

Following many letters of support earlier this year by various organizations, cities, port districts, chambers of... more »

Wish Farms leases Salinas land from Gladstone Land Corp.

Gladstone Land Corp. (NASDAQ:  LAND) (“Gladstone Land” or the “Company”) announced July 11 it has acquired 324 gross acres of farmland in Monterey County, California, for $9.0 million. The farm, located in Salinas, California, is used to grow... more »


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