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Maine broccoli producer voices concerns for state crop following pesticide sanctions

In the wake of the discovery of use of an illegal pesticide by a large Maine broccoli farm, one state producer voiced concern that consumers may lose confidence in the state’s crop. Emerald Valley Ranch... more »

Michigan lawmakers seeking public comment on ag management practices

The Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development, in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), has opened the annual review process for proposed revisions of the 2024 Generally Accepted Agricultural... more »

Sustainability capabilities added into Highland Hub

Highland Ag Solutions is expanding sustainability efforts through integrating the Sustainability Standard from Sustainable Food Group (SFG) into its Highland Hub software platform. The integration is designed to provide Highland's customers comprehensive sustainability features and... more »

Pyka wins FAA authorization for largest automated drone

Drone manufacturer Pyka has received approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to commercially operate its zero-emission highly-automated Pelican Spray aircraft for crop protection nationwide. Based in Oakland, California, Pyka constructs large-scale and highly-automated... more »

UF study: aphids deter pollinators such as monarch butterflies from tropical milkweed 

Though aphids are the bane of many home gardeners’ existence, a new study University of Florida (UF) study shows the tiny pests also pose problems for the iconic monarch butterfly. Insect pollinators are essential for... more »

Cal Pol Strawberry Center Field Day sets attendance record

Nearly 500 strawberry growers, shippers, processors, researchers and agricultural stakeholders gathered for the seventh annual Cal Poly Strawberry Center Field Day. The event, on Aug. 3, is the largest research and education event for the... more »

NOA convention to bring growers, researchers together

Onion growers and researchers are planning to meet together for this year’s National Onion Association (NOA) convention. The Nov. 29-Dec. 2 convention in San Antonio, Texas, will be a joint meeting with the National Allium... more »

Wholesum reports on social, environmental responsibility efforts

Organic grower Wholesum has released its annual Conscientious Company Report. The report from the Amado, Arizona, grower and shipper of Fair Trade Certified organic fresh vegetables highlights results in four areas for the calendar year... more »

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