Postharvest

UC ANR receives $1 million for climate-smart program

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) has been awarded a $1 million UC Climate Action Innovation & Entrepreneurship grant for its VINE Climate-Smart Agrifood Innovation Program. The VINE, a UC ANR program advancing... more »

Albaugh rolls out new fungicide

The Environmental Protection Agency has given Albaugh LLC registration for its newest fungicide. Thrive 4M fungicide will be available for sale this spring, according to a news release. Its EPA registration number is 42750-391. The... more »

New consultancy provides traceability expertise

Traceability and food safety solutions provider iFoodDS has launched New Era Partners, a consulting arm to advise firms on compliance with Food Safety Modernization Act traceability requirements. The Food and Drug Administration mandates new recordkeeping... more »

Tomra Processed Food promotes Slevin in North America

Sean Slevin is the new regional sales director of Tomra Processed Food, part of Tomra Food, in North America. This follows the appointment in 2021 of Michael Ehr as regional sales manager of Tomra Processed... more »

$73 million in specialty crop grants boost competitiveness

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding $72.9 million through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) to fund projects designed to support the expanding specialty crop sector and explore new market opportunities for U.S.... more »

FDA issues reminder on harvest, postharvest water rule enforcement

The Food and Drug Administration is reminding produce growers that the discretion period for enforcing harvest and postharvest agricultural water safety rules is ending. On Jan. 13, the FDA released a fact sheet that provides... more »

Sweet onion grower G&R upgrades equipment

Vidalia Onion grower and shipper G&R Farms has upgraded its packing line. The new high-tech grading and packing line at the Glennville, Georgia, operation is designed to provide increased speed and accuracy in packing, according... more »

Solar crop dehydrators startup receives funding

JUA Technologies International (JTI), an agriculture technology startup that manufactures solar-powered crop dehydrators, has received a two-year U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to further develop its multipurpose solar dehydration technology. The $600,000 Phase II Small... more »

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