Crop Management

Vertical farming operator Oishii raises funds

The closing of a round of $134 million in Series B funding should help vertical farming operator Oishii expand. The funds should accelerate Oishii’s growth, according to a news release. Known as the world’s largest... more »

Weather, geopolitics influence fertilizer markets

After sharp spikes in fertilizer prices in 2022, farmers saw some relief last year as prices stabilized. With the 2024 planting season nearing, analysts say there remain key influences that could shape the outlook of... more »

Edible Garden receives training grant in Michigan

Indoor leafy greens grower Edible Garden has received funding from Michigan for employee training. The controlled environment agriculture (CEA) grower received funds from the Going PRO Talent Fund, awarded by the Michigan Department of Labor... more »

New Jersey farmer earns national honor

New Jersey’s 2024 Outstanding Young Farmer, vegetable grower Byron DuBois, is one of four national winners of the 2024 National Outstanding Young Farmers Award. DuBois, with the support of his wife Karen, co-owns and operates... more »

Study looks at cover crops, plastic in organic growing

The Rodale Institute California Organic Center has preliminary results from its 2021 study exploring cover crops as an alternative to black plastic mulch in organic vegetable systems. The California Department of Food and Agriculture Specialty... more »

USDA sees slow growth in vegetable production

U.S. production of vegetables and pulse crops is projected to grow just 4% from 2022 to 2033, according to the USDA’s recently released long-term outlook report. The growth, slower than the past decade, reflects rising... more »

SCFBA members meet with Senate, House ag leadership

Amid ongoing farm bill discussions on Capitol Hill, the co-chairs of the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA) gathered in Washington, D.C., to advocate for America’s $64.7 billion specialty crop industry. The group recently met... more »

Vegetable grower named 2024 Outstanding Young Farmer

Byron DuBois, a Salem County, New Jersey, vegetable and grain grower, is New Jersey’s 2024 Outstanding Young Farmer. DuBois and his wife, Karen, are also one of 10 finalists for the 2024 National Outstanding Young... more »

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