Postharvest

USDA taking applications for new export program

The first tranche of funding under the USDA'S new Regional Agricultural Promotion Program (RAPP) is taking registrations. USDA is providing up to $300 million in funding in its first year to support eligible projects that... more »

Strawberry growers group to join 2024 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

Multiple concurrent educational sessions and a large industry trade show will be featured during the three days of the 2024 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention. In its 47th year, this coming year’s event is scheduled... more »

Temperature-predicting system receives patent

Supply chain software company Inteligistics has been granted a patent for a process to help predict temperatures and quality of perishable products. Pittsburgh-based Inteligistics was granted Patent No. 11,810,041 by U.S. and Trademark Office for... more »

BioSafe Systems thanks customers on 25th anniversary

In the final quarter of the year, BioSafe Systems is celebrating its 25th anniversary by giving away $1,000. Throughout the year, BioSafe has been celebrating and showing appreciation by giving gifts to customers. The company's... more »

FDA evaluates third-party standards for FSMA compliance

The Food and Drug Administration has vetted four third-party food safety audit standards and their alignment with the Food Safety Modernization Act requirements (FSMA). The FDA’s pilot program to evaluate third-party standards focused on FSMA’s... more »

Legislation seeks expanded opportunities for organic food

The Organic Trade Association is applauding the introduction of the Organic Market Development (OMD) Act, saying it will help unlock the potential of the organic marketplace and ensure continued growth of the segment in the... more »

Growing lettuce in non-traditional areas of Florida

Each year, U.S. farmers produce enough lettuce to feed everyone in the country. Up to 73% of U.S. lettuce comes from California producers and is distributed nationwide through extensive retail chains. Lettuce grown in Florida... more »

Weather disrupts California processing tomato harvest

As California growers harvest this season’s processing tomato crop, there is concern that canneries could struggle to keep up with a backlog of fruit deliveries. Yolo County farmer Bruce Rominger, board chairman for the California... more »

Current Issue

Vegetable Growers News (VGN) May/June 2024 cover image

WSU AI program helps address water scarcity

Platform10 initiative focuses on pest, disease research

Farm market report: Inflation, farm input costs shape farm market prices

Nature’s Reward battles disease, pests through mechanization, biologicals

Fresh Views: Pollinator habitats

Successful succession

Farm Market & Agritourism: markups vs. margins

 

see all current issue »

Be sure to check out our other specialty agriculture brands

produceprocessingsm Organic Grower