Leafy Greens

California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement updates food safety practices

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement Board voted last week to accept several updates to required food safety practices for the farming of leafy greens. “Over 50 recommended changes were unanimously approved by the Board... more »

FDA web seminar on July 30 addresses leafy greens E. coli plan

The Food and Drug Administration has scheduled a web seminar on the agency’s 2020 Leafy Greens STEC Action Plan. The document, released in March, focuses on Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC). According to the FDA, there... more »

Bowery Farming re-does brand, packaging, website

Indoor greens grower Bowery Farming recently rolled out new branding that includes a new logo, website design, and product packaging. Bowery’s new... more »

Leaf lettuce leads the way in 2019 Monterey County Crop Report

Monterey County, California's top four most valuable crops remained unchanged from 2018 to 2019, led by leaf lettuce, which saw an increase of almost 15%, fueled by better pricing for romaine. Overall, the county’s agricultural... more »

Cornell indoor ag training programs get NIFA funding

Fueled by year-round market demand for local food and by advancements in greenhouse technology, controlled environment agriculture (CEA) is a rapidly growing field. In this intensive form of agriculture, plants are grown in a controlled environment,... more »

Brooklyn aquaponic farm announces major expansion

Upward Farms, an aquaponics operation in Brooklyn, New York, announced July 8 its growth plans, including a rebrand from Seed & Roe and construction of a new headquarter farm in Brooklyn that will significantly increase... more »

FDA, CDC pursue outbreak investigation of cyclospora in bagged salads

As of June 19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local partners are investigating a multi-state outbreak of cyclospora illnesses potentially linked to ALDI Little... more »

Michigan’s Revolution Farms builds 2-acre greenhouse expansion

Revolution Farms, an indoor farm growing lettuce and salad greens, this summer is expanding the operation by adding 2 new acres of indoor greenhouse space. The state-of-the-art facility will use the latest agriculture technologies, including... more »


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