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USDA releases report on pesticide residues

The USDA has released its Pesticide Data Program (PDP) report focused on 2022 sampling results, which shows that more than 99% of all foods sampled had residues well below Environmental Protection Agency safety standards, if... more »

Growers voting on continuing Georgia Vegetable Commission

Georgia vegetable growers are voting on whether to continue the Georgia Vegetable Commission marketing order. Voting began Feb. 1 and continues through March 2, according to a news release. The marketing order allows assessment of... more »

Kroger’s new supplier rule requires IPM practices

In a move touted as advancing sustainability in its fresh produce supply chain, a major U.S. retailer is introducing a produce supplier biodiversity program that places new requirements on its produce suppliers. The move by... more »

Specialty crops sector investments touted

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing in programs designed to support the U.S. specialty crops industry, including promoting exports and funding a maximum residue limits (MRL) database. The launch of the Assisting Specialty... more »

Drone workshop to help growers scheduled

The University of Arizona (UA) is scheduling a workshop designed to help growers considering using drones. The Easy Drone Use for Better Farms Workshop is scheduled for Jan. 31. The workshop will be presented in-person... more »

Autonomous tech invades the ‘Salad Bowl’

Despite a limited number of robots and automated machines being deployed in some grower fields, more buy-in is needed by venture capital (VC) firms that fund AgTech products. The challenge of making robotics and smart... more »

Urban grower’s plots help feed neighborhood

Edwin “Craig” Thomas Jr. took his knowledge of growing vegetables, which he learned from his father, to help address food insecurity in Savannah, Georgia, in one of the oldest free Black neighborhoods in the South.... more »

Avoiding errors helps Leger & Son successfully grow watermelons

Before Leger & Son can harvest a single watermelon, there are many considerations: soil health, pests and disease challenges, and water availability. Nearly six decades after the family began farming watermelons, the third-generation company grows... more »

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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

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Fresh Views: Pollinator habitats

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